Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

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.

Sony DSLR-A900 (RAW) vs Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (RAW)

Sony DSLR-A900 (RAW)
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (RAW)
6.1MB JPEG (6048 x 4032)
4.8 MB JPEG (5616 x 3744)

Removing the camera's processing from the equation shows that - at base ISO - the difference between the Alpha 900 and the EOS-1Ds Mark III are marginal, with the Sony still softer when viewed this close.