Interesting...GF2 vs Canon S100

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by roverT, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. roverT

    roverT Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 27, 2011
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    The thread is here:
    Canon S100 vs. Panasonic DMC-GF2 at ISO 1600: Canon Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    The direct picture comparison is here:
    S100 (left) : f2.0 1/15th EV+2/3 tungsten white balance
    GF2 (right) : f2.5 1/20th EV+2/3 indoor white balance (14mm pancake)

    Processed from raw with Raw Therapee (DCraw 9.12), no noise reduction or sharpening applied.

    It's amazing how decent the picture is from a CMOS sensor 1/5th the size of the GF2's!! Competition is only going to get fiercer. The main thing the GF2 and GF3 have against such a competitior is the ability to change lens to have more wide or zoom and shallower depth of field.
  2. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    The first thing I noticed is that the GF2 only got 1/2 the exposure as the S100, 2/3 stop smaller aperture and 1/3 stop faster shutter speed. From the thread at dpreview I know these were shot at iso 1600. If the iso ratings are accurate (usually not the case) the GF2 was underexposed by a full stop compared to the S100 yet performs equally well. I'd like to see how the S100 holds up with the same exposure.

  3. roverT

    roverT Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 27, 2011
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I thought because of the lens speed, the shutter speeds seemed appropriate. I guess the S100 could have easily been switched up to 2.5 manually. Nonetheless from that unscientific test, the S100's sensor seems quite clean for what it is.
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