Sun 17-Oct-10 11:33 PM | edited Sun 17-Oct-10 11:36 PM by dm1dave
To Dave: There are some ways how a camera can affect sharpness: mirror slap vibration, AA filter (as you said), diffraction (increased by high pixel density).
Yes but none of these things (except an over aggressive AA filter, which is very unlikely) will make the camera body inherently soft. Mirror slap is a technique issue, every DSLR has a AA filter and diffraction would have to be pretty bad to make a tangible difference. Inherent softness is the least likely shortfall of this or any other modern DSLR body.
My main point was that that we have seen this issue has come up over and over in the past with every increase in pixel density and the complaints always disappear as soon as the users adjust their technique to the new body.
“All this said, I did not take the sharpness complaint too seriously…”
This reviewer repeated the sharpness complaint a couple of times so he must think it is serious. His example images, as examples of sharpness or high ISO performance, are questionable to say the least. He seems to be just some guy with a blog who wiped out a quick review without based on very limited use of the camera. So again this is a case where we need to review the reviewer. Has he given other reviews in the past? Have hey been accurate? Has he shown that he has done any controlled and or through testing or are these just off the cuff remarks?
Although he seems to be a very good photographer, based on his online portfolio, he may not be a very good or reliable reviewer.
Give it a couple of months and we will here less and less people saying “The D7000 is soft.”