SDQuattro H vs DP0Quattro

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otumay Contributing Member • Posts: 574
Re: SDQuattro H vs DP0Quattro

wessel wrote:

I recently bought a SDqH body, (next to my DP0q camera).

I always loved the "negative film" look and sharpness jpg straight out of the DP0q.

Razorsharp and no luminance blur at all.

The SDqH has a different image as it seems, it uses luminance blur in the images even if you set all JPG parameters off in the camera. This means I cannot use the Jpg files in the field and have to process all Raw

With RAW, the images look nearly the same (in SPP), but even at the lowest ISO the SDqH stuggles with some color noise in area's who are clean with the DP0q.

It seems the APS-H sensor might be a step to far, since I cannot see improvements of the larger sensor between APS-c and APS-h

I am interested to know if more SDQH owners see the same image difference.

I have both cameras and been using them for some time now. I agree that the dp0Q performance is stellar most of the time. I use the sdQH with a variety of lenses, including the 14mm Art. Here are my impressions:

1. Focusing is faster and better in dp0Q compared to sdQH/14mm combo.

2. dp0Q is sharper, although this can be changed in camera or SPP settings.

3. I never use jpegs straight out of the camera, but I encounter occasional blurring and colour noise in both cameras.

The slightly wider field of vision seems to be the only advantage of the sdQH, together with the speed (f/1.8 versus f/4)

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