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NX10: Full Size RAWs and JPEGs

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While more thoughts about the NX10 are being penned,  let the images speak for themselves first. As always, we are not following the beaten track to pixel-peep the images for you. The usefulness of tediously looking into the magnified images for the IQ is not obvious to me. With sensors of roughly the same large size, the comparable serious compacts produce images of a quality good enough to most users. Moreover, as different cameras have their own image characteristics, you will somehow prefer this camera's images to another's. It is more a matter of taste.

That said, looking at the images at full-size or screen size gives you an impression of how you'd like them. Particularly, comparing them for the high ISO results, you know what to anticipate and whether you can use the camera to suit your photographic styles.

So the full-size files are given as follows:

- Four shots were taken with the NX10 in RAW plus JPEG files at similar locations as done with the GF-1 and GXR A12, with roughly the same settings and focal length.  The JPEGs are here and the RAWs here;

- Shots of the same scene taken with the NX10 from ISO 100 to 3200 with indoor lighting, without indoor lighting and without noise reduction, respectively.  These images can be seen here.

When you're there, you may also check out the readily available JPEG and RAW images taken with GF-1, GXR and GRD III.


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Eye Contact

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The digital era may make it easier to end up with fave shots. Even lousy photos may be turned likable after a few clicks in the post-processing workflow. But if digital advancement or amendments have any bearing on the cultivation of personal style, no photographers will need to discover his or her own photographer’s eye. Undoutedly, this is out of the question. Only with a trained photographer’s eye can we give a thinking gaze and capture an eternal moment, in our unique style. Style is the soul of a great photo.
A few posts have been written in GXG to touch on the topic of photographer’s eye. Instead of finding an answer, which would require academic discussions, the posts are intended to give my general reflections and spark interests in moving towards further exploration of the topic. 
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1) Photographer's Eye: Storytelling
2) Photographer's Eye: Little Show of Observing
3) Photographer's Eye: Sight-Worthy
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