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).
Pentax K100D vs. Nikon D50
Pentax K100D: Pentax 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Bright), Self-Timer
Nikon D50: Nikkor 50 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
2,481 KB JPEG (3008 x 2000)
2,575 KB JPEG (3008 x 2000)
With its improved image processor the K100D has now stepped ahead of the D50 with better definition of fine detail, it's easy to work your way down the crops and see a real difference in the amount of information delivered.