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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 a (more) level playing field for comparison we also shot our studio scene in Raw mode with each camera and converted it using Adobe Camera Raw. Because Adobe Camera Raw applies different levels of sharpening to different cameras (this confirmed) we use the following workflow for these conversions:

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

We've included the Nikon J1 as the primary camera in this comparison, as it is priced more closely to other cameras of its class. We have also published (effectively identical) samples from the V1, and these can be viewed via the pulldown menus in the widget.

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

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Solar Ben
By Solar Ben (10 months ago)

I love the nose hair in the 50mm f1.8 sample pic.

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Duncan Dimanche
By Duncan Dimanche (11 months ago)

Correction : it does not allow full shutter control in video... it is stopped at 100/1 so shooting in low light is a pain

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