Now we'll compare the D1H to the D1, Fujifilm S1 Pro and Canon EOS-D30. This section of the review is a technical comparison of colour and resolution.
|Nikon D1H (sRGB)||Nikon D1 (corrected NTSC->sRGB)|
|FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro||Canon EOS-D30|
A very good balance from the D1H, excellent automatic white balance (very accurate) with accurate, vivid colours that aren't oversaturated.
We're only measuring colour below. RGB values below were taken from a VGA reduced image (to average colours and eliminate JPEG artifacts) using the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop with a 5 by 5 Average Sample Size.
FinePix S1 Pro
Shots here are of the PIMA/ISO 12233 standard resolution test chart (more of which are available in our comparison database). This resolution chart allows us to measure the actual performance of the lens and sensor system. It measures the ability of the camera to resolve lines at gradually higher resolutions and enables us to provide a definitive value for comparison purposes. Values on the chart are 1/100th lines per picture height. So a value of 8 equates to 800 lines per picture height.
Studio light, cameras set to auto, all settings factory default. Exposure compensation +0.7 EV for all cameras.
|Horizontal resolution||Vertical resolution||5 degree diagonal res.|
|Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro|
Measurable findings (three measurements taken for each camera):
|Camera||Measurement||Absolute Res.||Extinction Res.|
|Vert LPH *||1150||1250|
|5o Diagonal LPH||900||n/a|
|5o Diagonal LPH||900||n/a|
Finepix S1 Pro
|5o Diagonal LPH *||1000||n/a|
|Horiz LPH *||1100||1350|
|Vert LPH *||1150||1300|
|5o Diagonal LPH||1000||n/a|
* Visible moiré artifacts
Definition of terms:
|LPH||Lines per Picture Height (to allow for different aspect ratios the measurement is the same for horizontal and vertical)|
|5o Diagonal||Lines set at 5o diagonal|
|Absolute Resolution||Still defined detail (below Nyquist frequency*)|
|Extinction Resolution||Detail beyond camera's definition (becomes a solid gray alias)|
|n/a||Not Available (above the capability of the test chart)|
|n/v||Not Visible (not visible on test results)|
* Nyquist frequency defined as the highest spatial frequency where the CCD can still faithfully record
image detail. Beyond the Nyquist frequency aliasing occurs
The D1H puts in identical results to the D1, except that it's bayer interpolation or sharpening algorithm do seem to be more sophisticated than the D1, producing a smoother line with less visible 'jaggies'.
|National Gallery of Art by Kukla|
from Your City - Black and White (in colour!)
|Hummingbird and Bee by dibilio57|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|The Snowy Egret by Lee8282|
from Color - Monochrome
|Skate Boarder dpr-0927 by vbuhay|
from Skateboarding Cover shot