Nikon D70 vs. Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel)
Outdoor scene comparison (ISO 200, JPEG)
- Nikon D70: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 D, Aperture Priority, ISO 200,
Auto WB, Default Parameters ('Normal')
- Canon EOS 300D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4, Aperture Priority, ISO
200, JPEG Large/Fine,
Auto WB, Default Parameters ('Parameter 1')
|Nikon D70||Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel)|
|ISO 200, 1/500 sec, F9||ISO 200, 1/640 sec, F9|
|2,819 KB JPEG (3008 x 2000)||3,377 KB JPEG (3072 x 2048)|
The first thing you notice is the difference in color balance between the two cameras, in this respect the D70 is more accurate, the EOS 300D's image looking warmer than it did in real life, the D70's greys are almost perfectly grey. The D70's colors also look slightly more saturated than the 300D. For absolute resolution it's very close, although there are definitely some areas of the image where the D70 has resolved more detail (and appears sharper) than the EOS 300D. To counter that we do have a little moiré appearing in the D70 image (although really nothing that spoils the appearance of the image).
One notable difference is that the D70's sharpening algorithm appears to be better than that of the EOS 300D, there are almost no visible sharpening halos in the D70 image, there are some in the EOS 300D image.
Lastly there does appear to be some noise visible in the sky of the D70 image (approx. 1.75 std dev), less so in the EOS 300D image (approx. 1.10 std dev) this is consistent with our ISO noise measurements presented earlier in this review. Remember that the EOS 300D does offer ISO 100 which will deliver even cleaner images with virtually no visible noise.