Further to the Sony-Canon review in Amateur Photography

Discussion in 'Sony' started by RichA, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    In the 20th Oct issue of Brit mag Amateur Photography, they tested the
    Canon Rebel XTi/400 against Sony's A100. The result was the Sony won
    in nearly every category except noise. However, even in the modest
    reproduction quality of that mag, you could see drastically worse
    pictures (from a resolution and sharpness standpoint) than the Sony.
    100% crops from the centre of the frame were far different from one
    another. If you were to choose a camera based on this review, no one
    in their right mind would choose the Canon. Which leads me to wonder
    if in-fact part of the problem was because of Canon's miserable 18-55mm
    kit lens which has been a dog for Canon for too long. I simply can't
    believe the Sony is that much better, particularly since I've seen
    full-sized images of the same subjects taken by both.
    RichA, Nov 28, 2006
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  2. RichA

    Skip Guest

    That or a Sony rep had the magazine crew out to lunch before the test...
    Since the lens isn't really THAT bad, I suspect that is the case.
    Skip, Nov 29, 2006
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  3. I don't own either camera so I am not upset but am extremely dubious. I do
    own the Canon kit lens and it's not that bad and is a good value.

    Maybe a bum camera? Maybe someone is pissed at Canon?

    At any rate, the cameras are getting so good that comparing brands is not as
    important as it once was. The features and prices are the items that really
    Charles Schuler, Nov 29, 2006
  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Canon errs on the side of caution where sharpness and colour saturation
    are concerned, allowing the shooter to modify them if they want.

    As for features, this is the annoying part. Each camera in the 10 meg
    stable has something someone might want, or lacks something someone
    might want.
    Sony, sharp images, mediocre AF and dust control.
    Canon, good dust control, good AF, no spot meter.
    Nikon, great build, no dust control, no IS onboard.
    Olympus great dust control, no IS, limited availability
    Pentax/Samsung....could be the ringer.
    RichA, Dec 1, 2006
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