An informal shoot out between the
Nikon CoolPix 5000 and the Sony DSC-F707
by Chris Maher
These pictures were taken under the Cloud Dome using controlled lighting
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Under extremely critical examination, the
CP5000 appears to be not quite as sharp as the Sony707. This despite the
Nikon having been shot at f2.9 at 1/51 of a second vs the Sony's f2.0 at
1/100. Both cameras were mounted. To my eye it seems the sharpening of the
Sony image takes place more in the mid tones, and not as much in the
highlights, giving greater tonal separation and more pronounced detail.
The disadvantage of this is a slightly greater graininess in the Sony's
flat mid tone areas.
The colors are handled slightly differently as well, appearing a bit
more saturated in the Sony707 shot. The CP5000 seemed a bit warmer, and
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