Just perception or real re quality, Canon vs Nikon

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
DigVis
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Re: There is a real difference
In reply to bobn2, Sep 28, 2012

bobn2 wrote:

DigVis wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

DigVis wrote:

The result is that Nikon cameras have a much higher color hue resolution in good light, whereas the Canon colors degrade less in poor light.

However, that is not.

The DXOMark measurements illustrates this quite nicely. Compare for example the measured color response of the D600 and the 5Dm3.

Under a daylight illuminant (CIE-D50), the D600 has a sensitivity metamerism index of 77, and the 5Dm3 74. In tungsten light (CIE-A) the D600 sensitivity metamerism index drops to 74, while the 5Dm3 scores 75.

That's a different question, daylight vs tungsten is a question of the spectral distribution of the light, not whether is is 'good light' or 'poor light'.

I should of course have specified that that was just what I meant by good/poor. In terms of color reproduction, the spectral distribution of the light is important and can definitely be quantified as good or poor. The goodness of the spectral distribution also happens to correlate quite well with the brightness of the available light in many (if not most) photographic situations.

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