G3 heralds the end of APS-C DSLRs

Started May 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
goosel Senior Member • Posts: 1,863
Re: G3 heralds the end of APS-C DSLRs

Trevor G wrote:

goosel wrote:

I use both m4/3 and DSLR with APSC

And I now use a Nikon D700 full frame and a Fuji S5 Pro APS-C. That doesn't change the fact - that the G3 in-camera JPEG output is superior to that from "better', bigger-sensored APS-C cameras.

What you are seeing is differences in Noise reduction algorythems/stratgies. Note on the pic below that the noise reduction of the G3 has resulted in losing color information if it was present in the raw data. Nikon chose a different strategy.

And looking at the example you showed, there is more detail with less noise disruption in the G3 version! Have another look...

You can always increase saturation a little, but you cannot get back detail lost with noise smearing.

Panaonic have a winner here! It's what every knowledgeable reviewer has been saying for years about in-camera JPEGS - give us noise if we must have it, rather than detail smearing.

Yet the noise artefacts from the G3 are less than those from the D7000, while showing more detail.

Oh, "JPEGS don't matter" will be the next comment from someone...

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yes more details at the cost of losing color. btw: can't get that color back by increasing saturation. I tried it. Anyways; The premise was not having to use a picture editor wasn't it?

Question is at normal print size which tradeoff is more relevant ??

IME: an Oly is the choice for OOC jpegs. Never got decent OOC colors in jpegs from a panasonic. Hope production G3's fix that.

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