Sony NEX-C3 and Phase One Capture One Pro

The latrest version of Capture One Pro raw conversion software from Phase One supports the Sony NEX-C3. I downloaded a trial version - and tried some conversions compared to the camera jpgs.
Screen shot 2011-08-21 at 10.05.23

SONY NEX-C3 16mm
Shot with the 16mm f/2.8

SONY NEX-C3 18-55mm
Shot with rge 18-55mm zoom

SONY NEX-C3 Voigtlander 28mm
Shot with a Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultrom M-Mount lens

SONY NEX-C3 Nikon 85mm
Shot with a Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

Full-size high resolution files available via clicking on the files through to flickr - then Actions > View all sizes > Original file.

Chalk and cheese really. The Capture One shots are so much better. The images taken with the Sony lenses are much improved using good software. There's better colour, sharpness, dynamic range, just about everything.

I've always liked Capture One. It is probably the best raw conversion software I've ever used. However the way I like to work is to do a fairly simple conversion and then work on the file in Photoshop. To this end Adobe Camera Raw suits me very well. However if you want to see how a really good raw conversion programme works, Phase One offer a 30 day trial on their software.