Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

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

deVista wrote:

I moved to a Nikon D90 because it produced healthy looking white persons skin (when compared to the pale looking skin my Canon produced) without the need for processing.

I am now going to move to a 24mp body, but need to keep the size and weight to that associated with the DX range. However, I have noticed that the D7100 produces a more dead colour in the beige-tan colour ranges and therefore presume that the D5200 would be a better choice (from the perspective of how healthy my subjects would look).

Can anyone confirm that I am on the right track or offer a link to sample images of Caucasian/white people for Nikons?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You will get the most accurate and pleasing skin tones with Nikon cameras by using Picture Control set to Portrait or Neutral.  Don't overexpose, or use too much color saturation. I find that a small amount of -EC followed with lightening in post gives the best skin colors when shooting in bright light. Also, some believe turning ADL up to High or Extra High improves skin tones as well.

Good luck!

- Jon

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