I tried to develop your RAW file.
The level of detail I get with Photolab is the same as what you present with Capture One.
I even find the PL picture is the most pleasing, as I can get a more subtle sharpness with PL than with C1, which is oversharpened to my taste.
With PL, if you use lens sharp, do not use the unsharp mask at the same time. Prefer slighty increase the microcontrast slider, or better if you have Filmpack Elite, the fine contrast sliders.
It’s a sensible design decision imo. How should one interpolate smaller previews from images with fine detail? DxO is stubbornly committed to quality and they just don’t want to compromise and waste development time on such compromises.
BTW, Adobe Lightroom Classic now also signals that the effect of some settings can’t show at lower zoom levels.
Here is my reworking of your shot. Your C1 version on the left, mine on the right, viewed in FastStone IV at 100%. I couldn’t quickly get the WB the same but I can see little difference in detail and sharpness. If anything my version(DxO) seems to show slightly more detail to my eyes.
Yes, but the images are, as noted above, rendered by the apps with “no correction” - whatever they might be. (Apps do a lot of things to please the user before he/she even pushes a slider or toggles a switch…)
I don’t know for C1 that I don’t use, but for Lightroom Classic, the lens profile incorporated in this raw file (distortion, chromatic aberrations, vignetting) is automatically applied, without the possibility of disabling it!
So if you want to make valid comparisons, you must activate the DxO lens profile in PhotoLab.