I was looking at Gordon's D40 and D80 sample comparison.
To my eye, the D40 looks sharper than the D80 in these samples. Gordon explains that by default the D40 image is sharpened. I'm not sure how to interpret this test. Does this mean that if the D80 had sharpening turned up, the images would be comparable? At first glance you might think the D40 was a better camera, in terms of IQ. I noticed the noise samples are just the oposite. What's going on?