X20 Full-size ISO 400 images

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
JPEG engine and High ISOs compared to X10

As far as I can tell from Kamerakazi samples, the X20's JPEGs in many cases, actually look worse than the X10.  Tons of NR artifacts obscuring details when viewed at 100%.

Not very happy with this development, and need to decide what I'm going to do about my pre-order.  My problem is I'm a RAW shooter.  But if the X20's X-Trans RAWs have conversion issues with LR and others, and we don't get great OOC JPEGs like the X10, then what is the purpose of spending over 700 USD (once I get the lenshood/filter set)?  It's a pretty camera, but...

I can get the same blotchy high ISO images with a less expensive 1/1.7" camera like the MX-1.  And I won't have to wait for RAW conversion issues to be resolved.

I have a pre-order at B&H. Might change it to an MX-1 or go nuts on a D7100.

Anyway, thanks again to Kamerakazi for the wonderful sample set.

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