Paulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
I realize this will start the Nikon vs Canon thing again but this was in the June 2003 Popular photography & Imaging. They reviewed the Canon 10d and I quote:
"Color accuracy in both sRGB and Adobe RGB (1998) produced surprisingly precise skin tones and realistic, saturated colors. (In fact, as we go to press, the 10D holds the record for color accuracy in ANY camera film or digital." Taken from Page 180.
it got really great reviews in every thing else also.
Canon 50D user; 100-400 MM L IS 10-22 MM, 60MM Macro
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
in other words oversaturated colours
and you base this on what? In comparison to K64? Velvia?
I agree with maintaining a healthy cynicism when reading commercial reviews, but equally unsupported blanket statements are not very helpful either.
In any case, saturation is very much a matter of user choice on DSLRs, as this is selectable parameter - on the 10D this ranges from probably less saturation than any film on the market to distinctly over saturated.
More important is colour accuracy. Frankly I find the statement 10D holds the record for color accuracy in ANY camera film or digital hard to accept in any absolute sense, simply because any DSLR is limited in the range of colours that can be captured compared to film, however, it is true that the 10D can produce very neutral images and excellent skin tones - though the final results will depend largely on the processing software used.