Canon D60, Fuji S2 Pro, Nikon D100, Sigma SD9
Click a thumbnail to see the comparison images.
Reader Geir Rune Ladehaug took the time to make some detailed crops from one of our images, showing side by side comparisons between the four cameras. He kindly gave us permission to share those images here. - Thanks, Geir!
I've set up a few comparison crops. These are based upon the following comparison images at Imaging Resource:
The images are upsized to match the resolution of the S2. Apart from that, no other adjustments are done to the images, with exception of crop comparison 6: Level adjusted (input level 0 - 1.0 - 128) to emphasize a darker red texture area on the image.
This crop was included to look on a specific problem with the SD9: Color transition between very saturated red and blue.
(level adjusted) This was included to see the detail resolving power and/or to compare any noise of the the red channel in low light.
This crop was included to emphasize on the problem that appears when the red channel is over exponated.
Dave at IR has done an excellent job on doing this comparison, so I would encourage you to support the guy!
A Message From Dave:
This shootout was expensive, in terms of both dollars and time. Now that it's posted, my bandwidth bills for this month are likely to go through the roof. If this is useful to you in choosing which of these cameras to purchase, would you consider doing one of the following?
Thanks for your support!
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Top 3 photos this month win:
1 Canon PIXMA PRO-100
2 Canon PIXMA MG6320
3 Canon PIXMA MG5420