Originally Posted by Zues
I'm not trying to argue jeffry but i dont think you can blame the camera for oversaturation. Contrast flucuations yes, some will add deeper blacks to the pics, but capturing color, i would say a digital camera will capture color very accurately 100% of the time. I have never seen a picture, 35mm, etc, add unatural skin tone color to a picture. I could be wrong though.
With all due respect, it is well documented that Pentax gives you the option to produce highly saturated, sharp, bright images in the camera if you so choose by using the "bright" mode. This is from Pentax's website, but run a google check and you'll see plenty of discussions about it.
"May I change the color tone of a picture?
Yes, you may change the color tone of picture by selecting Bright or Natural.
Bright: Images are finished brightly with contrast and sharpness
Natural: Images are finished naturally and suitable for retouching"
But in any case, whether I used the bright mode or natural mode, one can process any picture to their liking using software just as someone de-saturated one of my pictures above. So saturation can be a function of the camera processing itself, or software. In bright mode, my camera will oversaturate. It simply is what it is.
Maybe this is why I never posted pics before...