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.

Nikon D300S vs. Canon EOS 50D

Nikon D300S
Canon EOS 50D
4.6MB JPEG (4672 x 3104)
5.2MB JPEG (4752 x 3168)

Again, using the same RAW converter with both the D300S and 50D reveals how little difference there is in terms of underlying sensor performance (particularly at base ISO). Again, with the exception of a slight contrast advantage to the Nikon (which says more about Adobe's profiling than the cameras themselves), there's virtually nothing to give either camera the edge.