Delivers a subject’s rich gradations and natural colors. Compared to Standard, Neutral faithfully reproduces the subject’s colors and gradations more moderately. While Flat is optimal for detailed image creation with post-shoot editing, images shot with Neutral provide a soothing atmosphere even when they are directly output from a camera. Therefore, they can be used without adjustment after shooting depending on your intentions for image creation.
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Standard

Neutral

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  • ·Camera: D5300 ·Lens: AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ·Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF) ·Exposure: Aperture-priority auto, 1/2500 second, f/4.5 ·White balance: Auto ·Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 200)

Comparison with Standard in enlarged images

Neutral

Standard

Neutral reproduces both dark and bright areas, close in appearance to as they are actually seen. Even though intense light causes high-contrast conditions, details are rendered clearly and the texture of the cat’s fluffy fur and whiskers can be perceived.

Standard

Neutral

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  • ·Camera: D5300 ·Lens: AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ·Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF) ·Exposure: Aperture-priority auto, 1/60 second, f/8 ·White balance: Direct sunlight ·Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 560)

Comparison with Standard in enlarged images

Neutral

Standard

With Neutral, the color of the rose is not saturated, which is close to how it actually appears. Petals and water droplets are reproduced with rich texture. Details at the dark center of the rose are preserved delicately.

Standard

Neutral

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  • ·Camera: D5300 ·Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ·Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF) ·Exposure: Manual, 6 second, f/8 ·White balance: Auto ·Sensitivity: ISO 100

Comparison with Standard in enlarged images

Neutral

Standard

With Neutral, dark areas are rendered clearly with a wealth of information and rich gradation is reproduced.

Standard

Neutral

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  • ·Camera: D800E ·Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II ·Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF) ·Exposure: Aperture-priority auto, 1/800 second, f/5.6 ·White balance: Color temperature (5000 K) ·Sensitivity: ISO 100
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Comparison with Standard in enlarged images

Neutral

Standard

Neutral is highly effective for achieving fantastic images. Colors, contours and contrast are rendered softly, resulting in a delicate atmosphere.