Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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d3xmeister Senior Member • Posts: 2,121
Re: Use a CCD based camera for portraits

Nikon jpegs and Adobe conversion have these problems with skin tones. And not only skin tones. Compare a Nikon raw with a Canon raw in ACR, Canon raw looks more detailed, better micro contrast, it just looks much better in every way.

As a Nikon guy I am lucky enough to use a Macintosh, and Apple Aperture is just amazing at rendering my nef files. Skin tones and colors look gorgeous right out of the box.

So no, there is no sensor problem, it's just a raw processing problem in nikon jpegs and ACR.

For those on Windows,, I would give a try to Capture One Pro, DxO Optics and others, haven't tested them but I bet they do a much better job.

P.S. I don't know why but it looks to me the D7100 has the best skin tones I have ever seen, better than even the FF cameras. Maybe I am wrong but that's how it looks to me.

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