Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See previous page for RAW workflow.

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.

Panasonic L10 (RAW) vs. Pentax K10D (RAW)

Panasonic DMC-L10 (RAW)
Pentax K10D (RAW)
3,035 KB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
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Once again the differences when shooting raw are minimal (and can to some extent be explained by the fact that the Olympus 50mm f2.0 macro is almost certainly sharper than the Pentax 50mm F1.4, even at F6.3). That said there's no denying that the L10's output looks cleaner and has better 'per pixel' sharpness, even if the amount of detail - particularly in the center of the frame - is very similar.