Nikon D600 gold award

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
phiri Contributing Member • Posts: 969
Re: Nikon D600 gold award

Bobby72 wrote:

Bobby72 wrote:

phiri wrote:

Bobby72 wrote:

What does an award say. At the end it is always about your own opinion. What is the critera of the test? Nikon is a brand in cameras with a big reputation. But live goes on and development in cameras as well. Critera should change as well. Wenn I see the image of a Nikon and I compare it with the A99 image, for me it is a big difference. When I use my Samsung PS64D8000 with a full silver hdmi cable from Audioquest the difference in dynamic is huge between these two brands. You would be blind if you would not see it. Even for free I would not want to use the Nikon D600. Why? It is for me ( yes it is always personal) very simple why the A99 is better. It is sharper, colours are stronger and the ove rwhole it is a lot more dynamic. You need a screen what can show it to you. When I would do the test I never could give the Nikon ( I used Nikon for over 6 years) an golden award. Because I am aware of the less dynamic colours and less depth compared to the A99. I am a person who is always only interested in the best at the moment. Brand I really don't care. I want the best. I want maximum emotion in my image and in my video. At this moment only a Sony A99 can do this. Sometimes things are very simple in life!

How are you viewing these pictures? Are they out of picture jpegs? How was your tv calibrated? I have the same tv calibrated with both a spectro and tristimulus color analyser. However, for photos, i prefer my wide gamut monitor which is calibrated to adobe rgb standard. Srgb is just too narrow for me to appreciate color saturation and DR. However, if a99 ticks all the right boxes for you, who is another person to say something to the contrary? Enjoy it as much as you can

Tomorrow I will send an email to someone who own's a Nikon D800. He works for Nikon here in the Netherlands. I want to do a shoot with him against the A99. With a tripod. I will send the pictures to Dpreview. I hope to inform you soon.

What I do is watching high resolution pictures (6000x4000) with the Diamond hdmi. Just buy it, it gives you so much more information of pictures and videos. Black are a lot more black, 3D in a picture has more depth with this cable. I save pictures of cameras in high resolution and watch these on my Samsung plasma. After some time you see a pattern. You realize that there is a big difference in how A sony 99 makes a picture compared to a Nikon. Nikon pictures are good. But it never blows me away as the A99 does. I will invite some people with Nikon D800 to show them what dynamic and 3d in a picture is.

You have not answered any questions really. Is your tv calibrated? If it is, to what standard? When you are viewing these pictures on the tv, do you convert them to any particular color profile? I think you are also paying too much attention to the type of hdmi being used here because that is just a marketing ploy by manufacturers particularly when the cable is less than three meters. I use specialised cables myself. However, the difference between viewing pictures on the tele and well calibrated wide gamut monitor which has good black levels can be significant. Also when viewing pictures on the tele, the best way is to feed them native resolution that is 1920 x 1080 to avoid improper scaling agorithims. You can also maintain the 3:2 aspect ratio by feeding them 1080 x 1620. Instead of inviting people to assess how a 3d picture looks like on a sammy plasma, why dont you just upload some pictures here so that all of us can see that 3d effect on our viewing platforms including the very same tv but calibrated to system standard.

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