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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (RAW) vs. Sony Alpha A900 (RAW)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Canon EF 85 mm F1.8 lens, Manual exposure,
ISO 100, RAW, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard PS), Self-Timer
Sony DSLR-A900: Sony 85 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200, RAW,
Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer (auto MLU)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5,607 KB JPEG (5616 x 3744)
6,238 KB JPEG (6048 x 4032)
The amount of fine detail resolved from the front of the Martini bottle is very similar from both of these cameras, but the 5D Mark II holds a slight advantage in all these crops. These are both RAW files output from Adobe Camera RAW, so this should be a level playing field. But ultimately the A900 - with what should be one of the best lenses you can buy for it - can't quite compete with the EOS 5D Mark II's pixel level sharpness.