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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).

Canon EOS 40D vs. Pentax K10D

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)
     
  • Pentax K10D: Pentax 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Natural), Self-Timer (auto MLU)
Canon EOS 40D
Pentax K10D
3,226 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)
2,659 KB (3872 x 2592)

The K10D demonstrates approximately the same levels of detail as the EOS 40D but simply isn't as sharp, at first glance it really looks as though the K10D image isn't properly in focus but as you will see on subsequent comparison pages the detail really is there it's simply that the camera's built-in image processor isn't extracting the detail (or is destroying it with heavy-handed noise reduction).

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BobFoster

The EOS 40D’s kit options vary depending on your region. Europe and Australasia have the sensible choice of either the new EF-S 18-55mm IS or the popular EF-S 17-85mm IS USM, while America has the somewhat curious option of the EF 28-135mm IS USM.

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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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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY

Same here i have a 20d and 30d they do just fine.

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