Camera :Selection rocessing Using an image from the Fuji F660EXR I just tried comparing colours and skin tones from 3 basic editors set at their optimum automatic values. Nikon View 6 / Fuji Finepix editor / & Photoshop Elements 3 (told you they were basic) What I found was that in colour images the Fuji Finepix editor was much more realistic & true to life. Both the Nikon View 6 & Photoshop elements exaggerated colours & were far less pleasing to my eyes. Surprising maybe as the Finepix editor is much maligned on other forums. However when converting to Black & White the Photoshop Elements gave the better rendition with more contrast than the Finepix editor which had more even tones. Of course you can tweak these images further to suit your tastes but it’s always best to get on the right path & reach an optimum quickly. Which brings me to my main point of using images to select and whittle down on the next camera purchase. … Now I have noted on various threads here that quite a few Nikon images (especially in Black & White) tend to be on the dark side particularly some of the Nikon V-1 images. Whereas the images I’ve seen so far from the Nikon A do little for me (lacking a bit of zest). The above comparison though has made me question whether I’m really assessing cameras on their true merits or if my opinion on a Camera’s worth is really being biased by the extra processing involved. So if correct then for me it makes the business of selecting a new camera model even more irksome.