In this second synthetic test of our 1D X and D4 evaluation, we are going to look at dynamic range, or more simply put, we’ll test how much usable detail we can push up from the darkest areas and pull back from the brightest areas in the RAW files of these cameras. Previous articles in the series:
- 1D X and D4: Kings of the Hill?
- 1D X and D4: Testing the ISOs
- 1D X and D4: Action in Poor Light
- 1D X and D4: In the Studio
If you are a photographer, you can probably guess which half of the image below offers a greater chance of recovering a usable image:
We had a pretty good idea, too, but decided to test it anyway and in the process, compared how good the cameras in our test are at recovering information from under- and overexposed areas of the RAW image. Continue reading