Studio scene comparison
Sigma SD10 vs. Canon EOS 10D
- Sigma SD10 vs. Canon EOS 10D - native output sizes
- Sigma SD10 vs. Canon EOS 10D (2286 x 1512) - downsampled EOS 10D image
- Sigma SD10 (3072 x 2048) vs. Canon EOS 10D - upsampled SD10 image
Upsampled SD10 image (3072 x 2048)
- Sigma SD10: Sigma 50 mm F2.8, Aperture Priority, ISO 100, JPEG
Manual WB, Default Photo Pro 2.0 settings
- Canon EOS 10D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4, Aperture Priority, ISO
100, JPEG Large/Fine,
Manual WB, Default Parameters
|Sigma SD10 (3072 x 2048)||Canon EOS 10D (3072 x 2048)|
|ISO 100, 1 sec, F10||ISO 100, 1 sec, F10|
|1,602 KB JPEG||2,138 KB JPEG|
While the EOS 10D image does appear to be sharper this time, we could have improved things by sharpening the upsampled SD10 image. Overall the only noticeable difference is in the detail visible in the tree on the Bailey's label.
What these three comparisons have proven is that the SD10 image is (for all intents and purposes) at least as detailed and containing as much resolution as a six megapixel image from a Bayer pattern sensor. That said it can also be argued that you can produce an 'X3 like' image from a six megapixel camera by simply downsampling the image (and that most of those cameras do have the advantage of native JPEG output).
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