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Is Sony's Color Science Really That Bad?

Posted On: Oct 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Is Sony's Color Science Really That Bad?

One of the biggest complaints I hear quite regularly about Sony mirrorless cameras is that their color science is horrible. Many photographers don't seem to like how Sony interprets colors from any given scene. This it seems, to be especially true for portrait photographers. In stark contrast, color science is one of the major positive points for Canon cameras.
Many photographers love Canon colors and it's actually one of the reasons so many photographers don't want to switch. I personally have made comments about Sony's color science too , however, I thought it was important to properly compare them.
This first comparison was shot indoors with mixed lighting. This is a challenging environment for many cameras and I wanted to see how both the Canon 5DS R and the Sony a7R III managed. The images have not been profiled or edited and only the white balance has been corrected. The lenses I used for this first comparison were the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art on the Canon and the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 on the Sony.
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