From KEITH PETERS' MICROSCOPE:
|Kindle 2, at 26x||Kindle 3, at 26x|
|Kindle 2 text, at 26x||Kindle 3 text, at 26x|
|Kindle 2 "m" vertical stroke, at 400x||Kindle 3 'm' vertical stroke, at 400x|
A little over a week ago, we had Paul Biba's microscope comparison of his Kindle 3 and Kindle 2 at 10x and 60x magnifications.
Now we have Keith Peters' comparison of his Kindles 2 and 3, but at 25-26x and 400x.
Keith was the one whose Kindle 2 and iPad font-magnification comparison earlier seemed to irritate some iPad users and he is sure this will be less controversial.
Here are only a few of his results -- I'm not linking to his original very large shots, to encourage people to click the links to Keith's report -- and when you click on each of his images at his site, they'll take you to the larger ones for closer examination. His other images and full analysis are very interesting.
One thing he points out is that
' ...the microcapsules of E Ink are either spaced a bit further apart or somehow have some kind of dark border. They are very distinct from each other, whereas the K3 capsules seem closer together with less of a noticeable border. Thus, in the K2, the “white” areas still have so much dark border around them that the areas appear more gray than white, whereas in the K3, the white areas are more uniformly light. '
MORE SCREEN-SLEEPER COMPARISON IMAGES FROM KINDLE 2 AND 3
On the text photo, the way the light hit the lounger seemed to have an effect on the tint of the Kindle 2 bezel on the left, maybe because of the beige arm of the chair (not shown). Both pictures are of the Kindles side by side.
The larger version of the text photo gives a much better idea of relative contrast ranges.
* Click on the screen-sleeper images to get the larger versions. *
I'll later add a photo of text that has both normal and bolded fonts.
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