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I am not convinced that the S5 is focusing correctly with the Sigma 18-50mm supplied by Fuji - but even so I find there is a coarseness to the image, with aliasing present on angled line details, which contrasts with the absolutely clean A100 image. It is especially noticeable on 17 megapixel exports (ACR) from both files. For the record, settings were all neutral, for the full images this meant sRGB JPEGs 'Standard', normal contrast, normal saturation, AWB, highest JPEG quality, max JPEG size, NR disabled in Sony and set to ORG in the Fuji, tripod, self-timer. The Fuji was set to f11 and I am unsure quite how it got altered to f9.5 between setting and shooting; both were intended to be at f11.

The S5 was set to maximum (W2) dynamic range to ensure the exposure related to its highest ability to cover contrast. Both cameras were set to use auto exposure at -0.7 stops over-ride, calculated to match the subject. This was a shot required for a ceilidh invitation/advert in a magazine. I may repeat this and replace the images. I would point out that the Fuji viewfinder image appears pin-sharp, but from experience FF/BF issues can still happen.

The raw samples in ACR were set to the same neutral parameters (0, 0, 50, 25, 0, Medium Curve, Zero Sharpening, Zero NR either flavour, no calibrations) and exported to 5120 pixels wide, which is my personal filesize requirement for library submissions. I'm surprised at the evidence of sharpening contours in the Fuji despite zero sharpening. The JPEGs used normal sharpness (camera default).

FujiFilm FinePix S5 Pro
0.67s f/9.5 at 40.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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