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Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See previous page for RAW conversion notes.

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.

Pentax K20D vs. Olympus E-3

Pentax K20D
Olympus E-3

4.0 MB (4672 x 3104)
2.8 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)

As you'd hope when looking at cameras at this level, there's not really anything between them in image quality terms. The Pentax is possibly a fraction sharper in places and rolls off the highlights slightly more smoothly but these are differences so minor at this 100% view that, at even the largest print sizes, discerning a difference between the two would be as easy as finding the hole left by a needle that has been removed from a haystack.

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