Studio scene comparison (RAW)
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 had to 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: 80%, Radius 1.0, Threshold 0
- Save as a TIFF (for cropping) and as a JPEG quality 11 for download
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). Camera settings as per previous pages.
Sony DSLR-A380 (RAW) vs. Sony DSLR-A350 (RAW)
4.2 MB JPEG (4592 x 3056)
4.1 MB JPEG (4592 x 3056)
The RAW conversion in Adobe Camera RAW 5.4 squeezes a tiny amount of extra detail out of both cameras' images but after going through software processing the results are virtually indistinguishable. From an image quality point of view there is really no need to swap your A350 for an A380.
Sony Alpha A380L 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens
Sony A390 Digital SLR Camera - Black
Sony Alpha A380 Digital SLR 14.2 MP, Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image...
Sony Alpha A380Y 14.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Digital SLR
with 18-55mm & 75-300mm Lenses and Carrying Case wtih Turtorial DVD
Sony DSLR Alpha SAL-85F14Z Telephoto 85mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar AF Lens
+ Accessory Kit
Sony DSLR Alpha CLM-V55 5-inch External LCD Monitor Kit