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I'll preface this by saying i) I'd rather not let this thread dissolve into a religious debate on X-Trans (there are plenty of other places for that), and ii) we don't really know what THIS sensor is going to produce along with EXR II processor until it gets out into the wild.
That said, short answer: No, JPEGs from my X-E1 are not perfect. Nor are RAWs. Neither are the same from my 5D2 (for comparison), but for other reasons.
Longer answer: Expecting perfection is a losing game. And I love my X-E1 as I do my 5D2. The OOC...Show more →
No I don't want this to turn into a religious debate either.
I know, I know, no sensor is perfect, but I'm referring specifically to the colour and pattern artefacts that are quite common in the RAWs. I understand that some will be more 'sensitive' to other sensor traits, and hence will live happily with the X Trans, but this is quite important to me - so much so that I'm going to trade a Nikon D600 for something else, because, compared to what I've owned before, it's a bloody moire machine. My bar on this is the Sony A900, whose sensor, although noisier at high ISO and worse performing than this generation on the measuring lab, is as close to an artefact free sensor as it gets, IMHO - little colour and pattern moire, no perceptible jaggies, no edge moire. I prefer noise to artefacts and a slightly 'thicker' AA to what I get in the D600, for instance, which is designed for resolution at the expense of some moire (too much for my taste).
Would you say that OOC JPEGs are still better than what can be achieved from RAW or are they now on a par?
What I like in the X100s is its size and simplicity (fixed lens, physical dials and rings for everything that's important and straightforward operation with no 3D sweep nonsense and whatnot) allied to the fact that most 1st generation complaints have been addressed. I would happily live with the 12MP sensor for this type of cam, but I like the 'operational' improvements in X100s.
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