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CP5700 Images better than D100



"RE: CP5700 Images better than D100"

Tue 21-Jan-03 11:05 PM

Hi Darrell,

Your enthusiasm is beyond infectious. You have been a great advocate of the D100 ever since you got one and you certainly have produced many outstanding images with it.

But, this discussion of image sharpness with the D100 goes on and on with no end. I think when you spend $2000 on a camera you should expect to get high quality sharp inmages out of the box. Would anyone have accepted the F5 if it created soft images on film? I think not.

The CP5700's 5MP images are only 17% smaller than the D100's 6MP. I would suspect that a Photshop adjustment that can be done to a D100 NEF can also be done to a CP5700 NEF. Certainly, the CP5700 doesn't have the ability to switch lenses; but, it does have a high quality ED lens and I suspect it can produce images that rival the D100. It may well be one step beyond a mere "snapshot camera".

I think the real questions that need to be addressed are 1) why do some D100 owners seem to have no image sharpness problems; 2) why should a $2000 high end digital camera need to have editing in Photoshop to get a sharp image; and, 3) what is the underlying problem with the D100 that has caused so much discussion about image sharpness?

The ability to adjust an image in Photoshop gives us many options; however, I believe Photoshop should not be the key to great images, but rather a tool to enhance great images.

Bill





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