Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

I have grappled with this skintones topic for a while, so I'll share in short that for the most part, how skin tones are rendered comes down to: (1) White balance, (2) Driven by lighting, and (3) Rendered by post-processing. IOW, shoot in good, flattering light, control your white balance appropriately and apply a tone curve appropriate for skin tones, and you should achieve pleasing skin tones. Avoiding over-exposure in bright light is also key.

I tested and struggled with skin tone rendering on my Nikon D7000, and did find that the sensor's response in the red channel sometimes gave me less than pleasing results under challenging light. I don't know how the D7100's 24MP sensor will compare, but some of the same cautions and approaches are likely to apply.

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