From time to time we are being asked to compare Almalence Super Resolution with other super resolution technologies available on the market, most of them single-frame super resolution. Our previous test was Panasonic Intelligent Zoom.
Today we will test SONY Clear Zoom Image technology, which is used in some SONY cameras for better quality of digital zoom.
We use SONY RX100 camera with Clear Zoom function.
First of all, let’s compare zoomed images taken with Clear Zoom disabled and enabled:
We see that Clear Image Zoom produces somewhat sharper image, and somewhere it adds a bit more details (for example, see the second hieroglyph in the center).
Now let’s compare to Almalence Super Resolution. We’ve taken a series of RAW images at the same zoom level and processed with PhotoAcute:
It’s easy to see that Almalence Super Resolution adds more details and is far superior to Clear Image Zoom. This is an expected result when comparing a single-frame resolution enhancement technology to a multi-frame super resolution.
Original images and a copy of the application used for processing are available upon request.