The latest on D7000 skin tones?

Started May 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Cytokine
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Re: The latest on D7000 skin tones?
In reply to binary_eye, May 24, 2011

binary_eye wrote:

Cytokine wrote:

At best we can say that CCD colours are easier to manipulate than CMOS colours

I don't think it has anything to do with CCD vs. CMOS but with the color filters used. The D70 and D200 both use CCD while the D300 uses CMOS, yet the SMI is the same for all three. And look at the D300 vs. D300S. They use the same sensor but the color filters obviously have very different transmission characteristics.

Firstly thanks for explaining SMI to the OP.

When the D300 came out there were several people that bought it then sold it to return to the D200, because while it had better focussing, battery life, etc., they did not like the colours. This has been debated endlessly for the last few years, and at base ISO the D200 is hard to beat. While some have found the right settings for the D300 and are very happy and some have no trouble from the get go, many people have commented on the ease of getting good colours with the D200. So all though it ranks equally with the D200 in the CMI chart the D300 was I believe harder to exploit. The D2xs had colour preconditioning prior to digital conversion like the D200, and with the exception of the D700 which I guess is configured like the D300, the next three are CCD cameras.

So hold on to those lovely Nikon CCD cameras. Nikon do not make bad cameras or lenses and while some are better than others, the D7000 like the D300 will be fine once people learn to use it.

John

D300/D200/D70 = 84
D2Xs D700/D5000 = 83
D3000 = 80
D80/D3x = 79
D7000/D5100 = 78
D3/D300s = 77

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