Compared to...

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.

Nikon D300 (RAW) vs. Olympus E-3 (RAW)

Nikon D300 (RAW)
Olympus E-3 (RAW)
3.7 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)
2.8 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)

As we have noted previously the E-3's RAW converted images actually look less sharp than JPEG, this is probably down to a stronger anti-alias filter which is compensated for by the camera processor with more sharpening. Using this comparison we can surmise that the D300 has a much lighter anti-alias filter which makes it easier to extract detail (less sharpening is required) with the compromise of potentially visible moire (although none is visible here).