X100S vs X20 Studio Comparison Test : Advice From Experts Would Be Appreciated

Started Mar 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
jakeman
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Re: X100S vs X20 Studio Comparison Test : Advice From Experts Would Be Appreciated
In reply to ryder78, Mar 1, 2013

The better detail on the black background on the X20 is just due to the fact that it's in focus on the X20 shot and out of focus in the X100S shot - with the larger sensor size comes a smaller depth of field at the same aperture. This is also why the flower is more detailed on the X20 pic than the one from the X100S, the front part of the flower is out of focus on the X100S. Compare the detail on something that's in focus in both pictures, like for example the celery thing in the left glass, and the X100S is miles ahead even in the ISO 100 shot. In the ISO 400 shot the detail in the X20 is just a muddled mess in comparison.

Shooting small objects from a pretty close distance you're gonna need a very small aperture to get them all in focus with the X100S. The smaller depth of field is preferable in a lot of cases and can make for pleasing images, for example when you shoot portraits and want the background to look a bit blurry. If you're a couple of meters away from your subject it's also easier to get everything important in focus with a decently large aperture on a camera with a bigger sensor like the X100S.

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