In this comparison all pictures are resized to 5 MP, saved with 75% compression and then lossless cropped.
|Canon S2 click for original size lossless crop|
the left side of my S2IS always had problems with softness no matter how I twist the camera or the subject
|Olympus SZ-30MR click for original size lossless crop|
|Sony HX5 click for original size lossless crop|
The cardboard box is solid blue. The differences you see are reflections and the way the camera tries to interpret them.