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Studio scene comparison (vs. Adobe Camera RAW)

Here we're comparing the camera's JPEG output with a converted RAW file, in this case we chose to use Adobe Camera RAW 3.3 (as in our previous tests it produced the best output).

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position within minutes of each other. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Sony DSC-R1
Sony DSC-R1
(Straight from the camera)
(RAW converted using Adobe Camera RAW)
4,299 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)
3,027 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)

Overall a bit of a mixed bag, it's certainly fair to say that Adobe Camera RAW is the better image processor delivering finer details with better per-pixel sharpness and a crisper overall appearance. However there are certainly areas of the image which don't look as good, with some noise in certain colors (greens, reds) and a distinctly 'wrong' green color response (we could put this down to ACR 3.3 only having preliminary R1 support, it's easy to correct with a positive green hue adjustment in ACR's calibrate settings).

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (1 month ago)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1: 14.3-71.5mm f/2.8-4.8
Zeiss 73.8∠5.11 ∅ 2.8 ev (Wide)
Zeiss 17.1∠14.9 ∅ 4.8 ev (Tele)

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biffy7
By biffy7 (2 months ago)

We use this daily (2014). It is slow, but with 2 x 285HV (Original), for product shots. It does a very good job. The color is slightly off. It sits upon a Tiltall tripod from about 25yrs ago. (spotting a trend here). I figure that if I have the equipment sitting around, might as well put it to use.

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Joe186
By Joe186 (2 months ago)

Who’s “we”? Do you have a mouse in your camera bag?

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Pascal Parvex
By Pascal Parvex (5 months ago)

Had this camera before I bought my first DSLR, the 5D Classic. It is a capable camera, the first time I bought a Sony, as Canon did not have something comparable. I shot two Tokio Hotel concerts with this one, some pictures with 3200 ISO that turned out usable. Just the red tones are a little bit too speckled. Bought a DSLR afterwards because the R1 is quite slow.

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guyfawkes
By guyfawkes (3 months ago)

Agreed about the speed of handling, and by today's standards, the higher ISO settings are quite poor.

But where these aspects don't really matter, its IQ from the superb Zeiss lens can still give a modern dlsr a run for its money. And it would have to be a top of the range one as well, with top jolly optics.

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