Camera Showdown compares cameras using real-world photos


By Andrew Hudson Published: March 11, 2013 Updated: January 9, 2017

Which camera takes that photos that you like? Find out with a new site — Camera Showdown at camerashowdown.com.

The website presents you with side-by-side, real-world images from your choice of two cameras. In ten blind tests, you pick the images you prefer. Then the site reveals which camera won your admiration. Which is better — the Canon 5D Mark III or the Nikon D7000? You get to decide.

“Camera Showdown’s mission is to allow you to compare and choose a camera based on real-world photos taken by real people.”
— Camera Showdown

The site isn’t perfect — the photos are not identical images but random shots from Flickr which have varying amounts of post-processing. And the list of DSLRs is not (yet) exhaustive —s where’ my Nikon D800?! But as a fun, easy and quick comparison shopper, the winner of my vote is Camera Showdown.

How does Camera Showdown work?

“We start by gathering photos from across the web. We then attempt to find similar photos based on tags, image orientation and EXIF settings. Pairs of similar photos are shown and we collect votes on each photo. At the end we aggregate all the votes, picture by picture, to form a consensus about what people generally think about photos taken by one camera vs. another.”
— Camera Showdown

Sources: Camera Showdown (camerashowdown.com) via PetaPixel.

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