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.

Olympus E-3 (RAW) vs. Sony DSLR-A700 (RAW)

Olympus E-3 (RAW)
Sony DSLR-A700 (RAW)
2.8 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3.4 MB JPEG (4272 x 2848)

Once again the RAW conversion does the E-3 no favors, producing output that is actually softer than its JPEGs, and once again this means that the other camera (the A700) looks a lot crisper in comparison.