NIKON: ViewNX2 vs Lightroom
I compared a photo processed by Lightroom and the same photo processed by ViewNX 2, and the ViewNX2 has much better detail retention and sharpness and no Chromatic Aberration. I was pretty surprised by the difference. Naturally Nikon would produce software that did a better job at interpreting their own RAW files.
cropped image processed by Lightroom:
the same image in ViewNX2: