Canon vs Nikon skin tones

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by adonisadonis, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. adonisadonis macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Hello everyone, im planning to buy my first DSLR. I have a canon G9 however I don't like the skin tones as it is to "orangy" to my liking compared to my previous nikon coolpix 5700. I just want a nice color rendition regardless of brand. I just wonder if you have photos to compare the skin tones between nikon or canon DSLRs or any website to look at. replies are greatly appreciated. thanks.
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    Shoot in RAW and process your own JPEGs. This way, you can get whatever skin tone you like.

    If you insist on shooting JPEG, all DSLRs have different "modes" that allow you to customize the conversion that the camera is doing internally.
  3. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    There's a wide, wide range of tones to skin- from pasty white to blueish black and what looks good for one doesn't always look good on another. None of the camera companies use the same sensors for all their cameras, and all sensors have a different color gamut as well. You can shoot raw and change things yourself, use camera profiling tools or you can adjust the color settings of the camera if it lets you. There are so many cameras out there that finding what you like can be difficult, but DPReview does have fair tests, and the sample images can be used to compare camera-to-camera how different colors are rendered.

  4. adonisadonis thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    thank you for the input and info. I have not tried raw as i'm only taking pictures of my kids however I will try your advice. thanks.
  5. adonisadonis thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    thanks Paul. I greatly appreciated your reply. I'm just worried that i'm going to be disappointed with my purchase. however ill visit the website and play around in the store as well to check which camera gives the skin tone rendition that i like. thanks.
  6. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    I think your problem is from oversaturation...common thing with P&S settings. you can change the settings or shoot in RAW and process everything yourself.
  7. adonisadonis thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    thanks. I think it is oversaturation as well..I tried to adjust the settings however there is no big difference. I even tried to adjust the white balance but i'm still not happy with it. Ill try to shoot RAW instead. Thanks

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