Sony Ericsson K800i Mobile Phone vs
Canon 350D / 18-55mm EF-S vs
Canon 5D / Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Colour and Distortion Test: Histograms
Note the combing artefacts indicative of actual size PS colour correction. Well controlled highlight clipping here is encouraging, but there are signs that shadow detail extraction is a problem.
Canon 350D / Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Canon 5D / Tamron 28-75mm
Nice, smooth – though markedly different – histograms. You only get this with untouched captures, RAW processing, or when downsampling from an information-rich source, such as when converting from 16-8 bit or, in this case, bicubic resampling colour corrected images down to 2,048 pixels.