Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See previous page for RAW conversion notes.

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.

The 1000D RAW files have been converted using an early beta version of Adobe Camera Raw that may not reflect the camera profile used in the final release.

Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS) vs. Sony DSLR A200

Canon EOS 1000D
Sony DSLR A200
3.0 MB JPEG (3888 x 2592 )
2.9 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592)

As you'd expect, the raw results from the Sony are virtually indistinguishable from the Nikon D60 so again the difference between it and the 1000D is mainly about sharpness. There's little to call in terms of dynamic range, with the Sony's slightly higher contrast leading to slightly more harsh clipping of whites. The difference is trivial, though.