Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
jonikon
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Re: Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras
In reply to deVista, Jun 19, 2013

deVista wrote:

I moved to a Nikon D90 because it produced healthy looking white persons skin (when compared to the pale looking skin my Canon produced) without the need for processing.

I am now going to move to a 24mp body, but need to keep the size and weight to that associated with the DX range. However, I have noticed that the D7100 produces a more dead colour in the beige-tan colour ranges and therefore presume that the D5200 would be a better choice (from the perspective of how healthy my subjects would look).

Can anyone confirm that I am on the right track or offer a link to sample images of Caucasian/white people for Nikons?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I agree that getting skin tones right with the Nikon DSLRs is more trouble than it should be. I own a D7000 which can be problematic for skin tones, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered the Nikon V1 with it's very pleasing (IMO), skin tones that are achieved easily as long as the WB is correct.

A Nikon V1 image example of skin tones:

Nikon V1

I just wish the Nikon DSLRs would also produce the same quality of skin tones without the fuss, just like the Nikon 1 cameras can do.

-Jon
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