Nikon D7000 Skin Tones Problem | Fuji S5 Comparison

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alan Brown
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If it were a Canon.. I'd still say say keep the camera..
In reply to masters86, Dec 29, 2012

it just happens to be a Fuji in this instance.  If you like what the S5 gives you and there are no other pressing needs (speed?) .. keep it.

I have had all the S series cameras. I did like the output from the jpegs but didn't think they were special or that I could not be pleased with anything else. All cameras have their strengths and weaknesses.

The Fuji S cameras often gave me wonderful green landscapes (unrealistic but, to me, very nice) but cyan skies,  green skin in shadow (under tree cover) using AWB .. it needed an adjustment/fixing all the time.

I was prepared to accept those limitations and work around them, aqt the time, not wanting or expecting perfection from any camera, of course.

To say, in general, though (not the OP) that because a camera does indeed do nice skin tones in jpeg, means other brands are incapable of doing that also, is plain nonsensical. there are plenty of pros and amateurs using and producing photos that magazines and client like. Nikon and Canon wouldn't last in the publishing world it they didn't, would they.

Skin tone reproduction is fraught with problems of perception, objectivity and not least, the viewing method (print/projection/monitor)

However.. I still say keep the S5 if you like it...

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