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Studio scene comparison (JPEG)

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).

Nikon D200 in-camera sharpness

We noted in our review of the D200 that the in-camera sharpness is too mild (conservative) to deliver the detail captured. Hence on this page we have provided comparisons taken using the 'Normal' parameters preset and also one with sharpness set to 'High' (+2) which helps to equalize the difference in sharpening between it and the EOS 40D.

Canon EOS 40D vs. Nikon D200 (Default)

Camera settings:

  • Canon EOS 40D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer (with MLU)
     
  • Nikon D200: Nikkor 50 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Normal), Self-Timer
Canon EOS 40D
Nikon D200
3,226 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)
4,236 KB JPEG (3872 x 2592)

So, as noted above this comparison isn't that useful because with its default image parameters the D200's images aren't sharpened to the same level as the EOS 40D.

Canon EOS 40D vs. Nikon D200 (High sharpening)

Camera settings:

  • Canon EOS 40D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer (with MLU)
     
  • Nikon D200: Nikkor 50 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Custom Parameters (High sharpening), Self-Timer
Canon EOS 40D
Nikon D200 (High sharpening)
3,226 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)
4,586 KB JPEG (3872 x 2592)

With closer in-camera sharpening levels the D200 can almost match the EOS 40D for detail although there are still areas of the image where the EOS 40D is looking crisper and is maintaining some of the finer details more clearly. Color response is similar (the D200 taking a different approach to greens) while the D200's tone is flatter than the EOS 40D.

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reanim888

Very very sad because though the 40D isn't missing any feature in particular--though I could make a case for mechanical image stabilization--one feature I'd really like to see trickle down from the 1D series, and which I think makes a lot of sense in a camera of this class, is the ability to define acceptable ranges for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity when shooting in one of the exposure-priority modes.

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figoral

the new version looks better in the statistics but for my needs the EOS 30D is sufficient. Regards
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