- Fuji edges are cleaner
- Fuji detail retention is higher (even after upsizing)
- Fuji tones are far better
I then transferred both to CS4 and adjusted the Sony's sharpening to match the Fuji's ... i.e. same sized halos. This, along with the native 10mp versus upsized should have given the Sony a distinct advantage. But the Fuji kicks its butt.
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Now ... it is easy to focus on trivialities like the lines in the letter "Pure Brew" on the bottle middle row left ... such things show up at 100%, which is like printing at 36" wide with no ink bleed issues ... rare for a compact. The details on the black fabric are retained a bit better on the Sony as well ... but prints tend to go darker in shadow, so such things get lost.
What does not get lost is the response to colors and the overall 3-dimensionality of the image. This is blindingly obvious, even on web sized images. In my opinion, the F200EXR wipes the floor with the TX1 on these real-life issues. Here are those two images ... processed with my usual flow ...
So ... the TX1 / WX1 sensor is very good for a tiny sensor ... but Fuji still has an edge in the real quality of low light images. This is not a surprise to me ...