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 K200D vs. Canon EOS 450D
Pentax K200D: Pentax FA 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
Canon 450D EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer (with MLU)
Canon EOS 450D
4.0 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592)
3.7MB JPEG (4272 x 2848)
The EOS 450D makes good use of its extra resolution and produces an image that is both slightly more detailed and cleaner than the Pentax. The K200D output is more vibrant showing more saturated colors and stronger contrasts.