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Re: CCD vs. CMOS
In reply to audiobomber, Jul 7, 2014

It is sometimes stated here that there is some sort of low ISO superiority to the old CCD bodies (K100D, K200D, K10D, etc). I believe that the supposed superiority of the "CCD look" is nothing more than a warmer white balance, easily replicated with a CMOS file in post-processing, if that is your preference. Frankly I find CMOS OOC white balance too warm, Sony CMOS (K-x to K-3) too cool, and the K20D Samsung CMOS just about right.

I recently tested this theory and it holds. Below are K-3 and K100D Super images, shot at 6mp resolution. Unfortunately I neglected to use the same lens. The 18-135mm is a little punchier than the original 18-55, and this is visible in the photos. I don't think it invalidates my conclusion. If you want your CMOS images to have the magic CCD look, just warm up the white balance.

K-3 out of camera jpeg

K100D Super OOC jpeg

K-3, adjusted white balance

Full-sized (6mp) images are available here:

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Nice ..but I can't fool my eyes. I think the last pics is more saturated. The output of k 200 is natural and film like. The ccd sensors AS I THINK rendering the skin colors better than cmos sensors. This is why MF cameras LIKE THE CCD.
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