D7000 vs 7D: Auto Exposure Teaser #1

Next on deck is a comparison of the auto-exposure/metering of the Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D. I’m only in the early planning stages of this effort and the more I plan the more I realize how big of a project this is going to be, if I really want to do the topic justice. Does the D7000 “over expose” like some review sites and users have claimed? Can the 7D’s new color metering sensor design keep up with the D7000’s more-mature color matrix metering, especially for scenes predominated by colors that would otherwise blow-out certain channels? Does the AF-sensor weighting of these metering systems make them smarter? Or just more stubborn? What is “proper exposure” anyway?

While I crunch on boring research and methodology planning, expect a few teasers over the course of the next week. Like this one:

Exposing Snow

Click on the above image for a larger version. Looks like Nikon has designed a metering sensor that finally understands white stuff falls from the sky sometimes.

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