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Studio scene comparison (RAW)

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).

For this scene we use our standard RAW workflow (sharpening turned off in the raw converter and applied at an equal level in Photoshop before saving as JPEG):

  • Load RAW file into Adobe Camera RAW (Auto mode disabled)
  • Set Sharpness and Noise Reduction to zero (all other settings default)
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save a JPEG quality 11 for download

Because the Sigma DP1 Merrill is not supported by Adobe Camera Raw, its processing settings are slightly different. For this reason its files will only be visible in this review and the Ricoh GR review.

  • Load RAW file into (Auto mode disabled)
  • Sharpness set to -2 (all other settings default)
  • Save as TIFF
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 50%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save a JPEG quality 11 for download

Note: this page features our new interactive studio shot comparison widget. Click here to find out more.

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Locks
By Locks (7 months ago)

I see what looks like the same Coolpix A offered on Amazon.com for about 1000 dollars and for about 650 dollars. The latter is marked "import". Anybody able to explain the difference?

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oohaah
By oohaah (10 months ago)

That price!

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cknapp61
By cknapp61 (10 months ago)

Over $1,000 for a DX sensor with a fixed 28mm lens? I get that it is for "enthusiasts", but that seems like quite a bit of enthusiasm to me.

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