NX1000 dynamic range equal to good ol' Fuji S6500fd
So I bought the Samsung NX1000 as a step-up from my Fuji S6500fd. Seemed like quite a good camera - sensor not as amazing as NEX, but instead +- 3EV bracketing and good menus.
But today I decided to look into its dynamic range and compared it with my Fuji.
I found that:
- NX1000 helplessly whites out at +3EV (...would you call that DSLR quality, Samsung experts?)
- its dynamic range in JPG is essentially just the same as Fuji S6500fd.
However... it's 2012... NX1000 has an APS-C sensor... Digital camera manufacturers have already realized that highlight range is good, also in jpg... and yet there's no improvement over an advanced freaking compact camera from 2006 with a 1/1.7'' sensor? COME ON!
Maybe I should've bought a NEX-5n and I would've noticed some reasonable difference?
Plus, I don't care about pushing it in RAW. I mean, I will obviously do it, but what moron would destroy highlight range in jpg processing, provided they have the range? There's something wrong with Samsung, apparently...
Here is some real-world comparison. Out of camera, roughly the same exposure:
Fuji's compact S6500fd with a tiny sensor from 2006:
Samsung's APS-C mirrorless camera from 2012:
I'm a little sad, guys... I was saving money for this...