Nikon D3 vs Canon 5D - test shots

Started Apr 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
Maciej Freudenheim Contributing Member • Posts: 512
Re: Half a test can be better than none -

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Digressing (if you are Canon this hurts) the UK's top pro mag has
just reported the D3 out resolves the 1Ds III when interpolated up to
equivalent MP, and Pop Photos 1Ds III resolution tests confirm
Professional Photo are likely to be right. This unexpected result
probably has much to do with the d£'s automatic lateral CA reduction

Someone had to really do something wrong with this test.

Some time ago I compared 1Ds3 and D3 RAW files of the very same scene, both shot on the tripod, and no matter what I did 1Ds3 won in details/resolution - what was pretty much expected. If I downsized the 1Ds3 shot to match the D3's resolution, I could actually still see differences after applying a lot of sharpening to both shots on my computer display when looked at shots at 100% - the 1Ds3 shot was slightly (really a very little) more detailed.

If I upsized the D3 shot to match the 1Ds3 resolution, the differences were big, favoring the 1Ds3.

I own a D3 and I don't really understand why people believe that D3 outresolves (in terms of details) 1Ds3? It sounds like a bulls*it and is bullsh*t..

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