Nikon D7000 Skin Tones Problem | Fuji S5 Comparison

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Anfy, Dec 30, 2012

Anfy wrote:

Before reading this post I was thinking of getting rid of my faithful but a bit obsolete S5 Pro and buying a D7000, now I am confused.

I make use of the S5 Pro mainly for indoor/studio portraits (it is too bulky for location shooting and I have also Sony NEX and m4/3 gear), wanted a higher resolution camera like the D7000 which, on the other hand, comes so cheap these days.

Now I think I will wait the forthcoming (?) release of the D7000 successor.


masters86 wrote:

I upgraded my D5100 to a D7000 on Black Friday. made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Around the same time, I also picked up a used Fuji S5 Pro to compare it with the D7000, as it had a cult following for its superb skin tones (and DR).

The original idea was to keep the D7000 and sell the S5, but I ended up doing the opposite. The S5 (however frustrating it is to use because I always to fiddle with EV compensation) produces better skin tones and more film-like colors.

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Well if you intend to use the D7000 for studio then I think it will do just fine for you as you'll probably be shooting raw. The only problems I faced with it was the Inconsistent matrix metering, iTTL and white balance performance. I sometimes have to hand over the camera to someone else who knows nothing about exposure compensation and thats when the problems occur. The matrix and iTTL overexposes very often And when you don't expect it to. Not at all like what the brochure says. Shoot RAW, use centre weighted or spot metering and compensate to taste as you would in a studio and the D7000 will serve you well.

I'll be testing out the D5200 soon and if i'm happy with the Matrix metering it'll be my interim high rez APS-C to use with my remaining Nikon lenses. I've sold my 17-55 because a little bird tells me a VR is on the way but I have not left Nikon.

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