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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 D3000 vs. Canon EOS 1000D

Camera settings:

  • Nikon D3000: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100, JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer, ADL off
     
  • Canon EOS 1000D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer, ALO off
Nikon D3000
Canon EOS 1000D
4.1 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592)
3.1 MB JPEG (3888 x 2592 )

It is clear from the crops here that Canon EOS 1000D's default in-camera sharpening is stronger than the Nikon's, but although images appear slightly softer at default settings, turning the D3000's sharpening up by a notch or two (or applying a little post-capture sharpening) closes the gap between the two cameras. As always, we've provided the original JPEG files from both cameras at the top of this page, so that you can run your preferred sharpening routine on either or both images and make your own mind up.

Both cameras are showing some moiré on the third crop down - despite the softer output it's more visible with the D3000 than the EOS 1000D.

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