recently got the new Nikon D7000, fantastic camera, only with stock 18-105 VR ED NIKKOR lens for now, sadly the image sharpness seems to be lacking. All stock settings, (image style (SD))
So anyway fixed a backfocus issue with 17 points of fine tune. decided id setup tripod and shoot an old basket ball for sharpness, same exposure and fstop on both cameras
Nikon d7000 crop one (100% crop)
Canon crop one (100% crop, same image size)
canon side crop
nikon side crop
all images here
basically, I'm thinking there might be a restriction of the lens to the camera sensor (sensor quality > lens quality) really it all boils down to I'm not seeing all the imperfections I used to see on the canon when blown up then I am now with the nikon.
Not saying its a bad camera, just I'm a little disappointed ATM.
EDIT- 2 originals, original size (4k)