real d800 vs em5

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 6,144
Color and exposure....

Joerg V wrote:

This is happening in almost every forum,

someone takes a decent camera and claims it produces pictures as good as the D800.

He/she posts some pictures that should back up this claim. Those images are small (<6mp), wildly differ in exposure, white balance, view angle and - most important - were shot by someone who is not used to a D800 and thus lacks everthing necessary to get the best of the d800 (d800 = medium format resolution => medium format treatment). (My first D800 shots looked like taken by a cell phone camera because I lacked the skills necessary to handle it.) The "small camera" images are heavily processed and show tons of artifacts (sorry, details) while the D800 image is an unsharped out-of-camera image taken at the lowest jpeg quality setting bilinearily scaled down to this target size.

With this approach you could make Angela Merkel look better than any super model.



The most obvious difference between the images is the color and exposure, where I prefer the Nikon's choices.  If you adjust the EM-5 image it would be hard to distinguish one from the other at normal viewing distances.  Can you tell which is which?

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