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Studio scene comparison (vs. Canon EOS 350D)

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

  • Nikon D50: Nikkor 50 mm F1.8, Aperture Priority (F9),
    ISO 200, JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
  • Canon EOS 350D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4, Aperture Priority (F9),
    ISO 100, JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
Nikon D50
Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT)
ISO 200, 1/40 sec, F9
ISO 100, 1/40 sec, F9
2,575 KB JPEG (3008 x 2000)
2,882 KB JPEG (3456 x 2304)

Clearly this isn't a comparison of cameras of the same 'megapixel count', however the EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT) is only $100 more than the D50 and hence must be considered competition. The difference is more marked than it was between the EOS 300D and EOS 350D, here the 350D is extracting noticeably more detail from the scene and at the same time exhibiting better per-pixel sharpness.