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    Which is which?

    One of these photos was taken with a DSLR, and one was taken with a P&S.

    Which is which and why?
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    Are you going to tell us which is which Cheryl, because I cant pick them??
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    do we win anything for a correct guess
    I'd guess the 2nd one is the DSLR ~ but I've had to stare at them for a while to notice the subtle differences .... but I could easily be wrong
    When do we get to find out ??
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    Top one DSLR, bottom on P&S. Reasons - more vivid colours suggest P&S. As well, I think there is some movement artifacts in the bottom left (slower shutter speed to get enough light at smaller aperture?) I think the DOF may be shallower in the bottom picture, which suggests DSLR but could also be movement, but everything else to me suggests P&S.
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    Im going to say the second is the P&S. Most P&S are set to saturate the colours more cause the average punter on the street likes vibrancy, even if it is a bit more than real life, so most manufacturers boost the saturation slightly in the results from a P&S.
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    Oh..SNAP Rob

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    Yeah, but your explanation is better

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    I will let you know which is which - I'll just let a few more people give it a go first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylB View Post
    I will let you know which is which - I'll just let a few more people give it a go first.
    Well in that case I will take a "rough stab" at the top one being from the DSLR
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Im going to say the second is the P&S. Most P&S are set to saturate the colours more cause the average punter on the street likes vibrancy, even if it is a bit more than real life, so most manufacturers boost the saturation slightly in the results from a P&S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwg717 View Post
    Well in that case I will take a "rough stab" at the top one being from the DSLR
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    I'm going with Richard too, top one.
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    I would say the second one is the DSLR as there is more DOF in the bottom left corner. I find with my P&S Finepix that most of the picture is in focus.
    Having said that I'm no expert and could be wrong...

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    Hmmmmm! Interesting!

    What about the following two(not guaranteed to be in the same order as the first two)?
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    I think without comparing setting to setting how could you possibly guess? However i think they are both the same camera as how could you get nearly the same shot unless you spend some time in PS which then sort of ruins the comparison.
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    Nope! Definitely not the same camera!

    All will be revealed when I get home from work tonight. Until then, guess away!

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    In the first lot I think P&S on top and DSLR bottom.
    2nd lot the same. mainly because of the dof
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    wow a second chance guess
    .... I still think the DSLR is the 2nd photo in the second set of pics
    Oops, I forgot a reason in the first guess ~
    DOF & the clarity (I think the slightly differing colour is misleading) ~

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    I say the P&S is second image in the first choice. The second one throws me out a bit, looks like the P&S has been desaturated to make it harder?

    There's no denying that a P&S can take a great overall photo, but as far as image quality goes at 100% and edit-ability - I'm all for the SLR.

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    Round 1- Shot A DSLR; B P&S - The same reasons by Rob & Rick above.
    Round 2- Shot A DSLR; B P&S - Same, better detail in first on areas where colour has saturated on the second shot. Although a more difficult to pick between two with a wider difference between the two f-stops.

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    Okay - moment of truth!


    MajickStudio, Kerro and Keith ....... top marks!

    As for the rest of you ....... ??? Back to school for you lot!

    It was of course the DOF that gave it away .... or should I say, the lack of depth!

    Now, I must admit, I deliberately adjusted both of the first set of photos to make them look the same colour as much as I could, and I deliberately blurred the bottom left corner of the first shot where it's showing the fence - but I left the leaves alone!

    The second set of photos I thought would have been a dead give-away! These shots were "as shot" with the exception of a curves adjustment in each and (the same amount of) sharpening after they had both been reduced to the same size. I should also add that both are a crop of the original photo - but that was only to ensure each covered exactly the same area (and I didn't do a perfect job there as the DSLR shot is a few pixels wider than the P&S!).

    If you look at the first photo of the second set and compare it to the first photo of the original set, you can see where the fence has been blurred quite easily.

    In the (almost) unadjusted set, I can quite clearly see the difference in colour - with the P&S looking a bit on the orange side (possibly due to the automatic flash!). The DSLR is much closer to the "real" colour of the red leaves.

    I guess the point of all this is to show how far P&S cameras have come. Provided you don't pixel-peep, they do a reasonably good job, and fool even the seasoned veterans!

    Just to prove I did use different cameras, here is the first set of photos again, this time, side-by-side, and with exif intact!



    Shot 1: Panasonic DMC-TZ10, 1/40 @ f/5.0, ISO400 (with flash - because I hadn't figured out how to turn it off at that stage! )
    Shot 2: Canon 40D, 100mm Macro, 1/50 @ f/5.6, ISO400 (no flash)

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