The Great JPEG Shootout! (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, iPhone, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic)

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Everyone loves to talk about the quality of different camera manufacturer’s color and straight out of camera JPEGs. We decided to do a blind(ish) test, to see which images photographer’s really preferred in a variety of situations. Which camera’s SOOC images are really the ones to beat? Watch as Chris Niccolls investigates!

Special thanks to Resolve Photo ( and everyone who participated in our tests!

Shot and edited by Jordan Drake
Shot on the Sony FS5


Jimmy a Geek says:

Where is the King SIGMA SD1 ?

Joaquim Ramis says:

What is really unique about each camera jpeg is colour (and contrast, etc). But in this test, where people choose the one they found pleasant, exposure played a big role. The problem with tht is that exposure is something easily and instantly corrected (while colour is not). I found that sony was overexposed in landscape while fuji was underexposed in every shoot.

KnorpelDelux says:

Mr. lichen!

Chryssesandchaos says:

Okay, I'll get a Kodak. ;P

Ayesha Siddiqua says:

the best video,,I really want you to do a 2019 version of this

Jonathan Logan says:

Surprised Nikon beat Canon, even though that's not the reputation they have built.

12 SCARZ says:

Moskovskaya?🤔What kind of vodka is that?😂

Asiful Islam says:

What a fantastic video, almost a BBC documentary. Love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Devtron says:

When I think of best color I think of most accurate

David M says:

Nikon d700 > every other digital camera ever made. There's a reason wedding photographers still use them.

creditbrunch says:

What a gorgeous reviewer.

realitytunnel says:

Very interesting test, even if I always shoot raw!

Christopher Wheeler says:

Interesting test. As an Olympus user, I was a little disappointed but not unduly surprised. Looking at the side-by-side images in your video, I must say that I prefer the Canon and Nikon colours, followed by the Sony. They looked a little more natural to my eyes. I just wish you'd also included a side-by-side of the landscape shots as well.

Samuel b says:

Did anyone notice he’s packing a RONA measuring tape!!!!!yaaayyyaaaa.

yew108 says:

Would be fun if they put Ricoh GR, Sigma and Leica into the test .

Jason Smith says:

Cool setting. Love the half-buried table.

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