Resolving Fine Lines

For our resolution test, we reset the camera to its default settings and then used the highest resolution and quality setting. The camera was then set to Aperture-priority (f/11), Manual WB, Parameter 2, and sRGB. For more information, refer to our Testing Procedures page. When reading this chart, the numbers represent lines per picture height (LPH). For example, the number 16 would represent 1,600 LPH. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full chart at 100%.

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Canon 350D VS Canon 20D (JPEG)

Roll your mouse over the 200% crops below to see the difference between the Canon 350D and the Canon 20D JPEG resolution charts.


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In our horizontal crops above, we can see that the resolution for both the 350D and the 20D are essentially the same. Both cameras are able to resolve lines with outstanding detail until 1,700 LPH (lines per picture height). Just past 1,700 LPH, both images begin to show artifacts until the end of the test pattern.


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Again, in the vertical crops above, the resolutions of the 350D and 20D are identical.

UPDATE: Adobe has just released an update to Camera Raw for Photoshop CS2. Below is a comparison of the 350D to the 20D using Camera Raw 3.1.

Canon 350D VS Canon 20D (RAW)

Roll your mouse over the 200% crops below to see the difference between the Canon 350D and the Canon 20D JPEG resolution charts.


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In RAW mode, the 350D is able to produce a very slight gain in resolution compared to the JPEG chart. It is able to resolve lines out to 1,750 LPH. However, some artifacts begin to appear just past 1,700 LPH. The 20D shows fewer artifacts and resolves lines out to 1,800 LPH.

Roll your mouse over the 200% crops below to see the difference between the Canon 350D and the Canon 20D JPEG resolution charts.


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In the vertical crop above, the 350D shows a more signifcant gain - nearly reaching 1,800 LPH before artifacts appear. The 20D proves to be just a bit better than the 350D by producing a cleaner chart and resolving lines out to 1,800 LPH with no artifacts. In terms of resolution, the difference between the 350D and 20D is fairly small. Both cameras are capable of capturing extremely fine detail. The 20D appears to gain more resolution than the 350D when switching from JPEG to RAW mode.

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  • roibm - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    Aren't you guys ashamed of your javascript skills?
    The "on mouse over" behavior for ISO?00 works only in IE. Great... get your paycheck from m$ or what?
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  • stephencaston - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    Thanks for all the kind comments! The D70 is certainly a great contender, but it can't beat the price of the Rebel XT. Reply
  • ksherman - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    you know, everytime you do a camera review, I end up using at least one of the pictures on my computer... your stop sign from the first guide to taking photos if my picture on my xanga site, and now the nihgt time picture of the building in long exposure has just replaced my desktop!

    seriosly, you take some really neat pictures! Keep up the good work!
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  • DVad3r - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    I just bought a Rebel XT a few days ago, but can't use it cause I'm waiting for my CF card lol. Anyways nice review, I am glad I got the camera, can't wait to take some pictures!!! Reply
  • NFS4 - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    You'll have to pry my D70 away from my cold dead hands. Reply
  • apriest - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - link

    I'm a Nikon D70 fan myself (I own one). I'll admit, Canon has made a great camera for the price here. If you already own Canon glass, it's a great entry level pro-sumer digital camera, or a great backup camera. If you don't already have an investment of lenses however, I think the Nikon D50, D70, or D70S is a better bargain. The D70 is a difficult camera to beat without spending a LOT of dough. Very good review of the 350D though, thanks. Reply
  • salimpepo - Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - link

    this review is nice but was repeated ? http://nikonreviewsreal.blogspot.com Reply

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