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.

Pentax K-7 vs. Nikon D300

Pentax K-7 (RAW)
Nikon D300 (RAW)
4.0MB JPEG (4672 x 3104)
3.7 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)

Using to our benchmark RAW converter, Adobe Camera RAW tries to equalize image processing between the two cameras and allows us to get a better idea of the level of detail actually captured. As you can see both cameras images look crisper and exhibit better detail but the D300 gains more in relative terms and shows impressive detail. Despite its lower nominal resolution it overtakes the K-7 not only in terms of pixel-level but also overall detail.