Nikon D3x vs Sony Alpha 900 ISO50-ISO6400 100% Cropped Comparison
December 10, 2008
There have been a lot of questions about the Sony and Nikon’s 24.5 Megapixel full frame sensor. Are both these sensor carrying the same capabilities? The Sony Alpha 900 retails at US$2999 while Nikon D3x retails at US$7999. Does Nikon D3x really worth that amount of investment? Nikon D3x is currently priced around three times (3x) more than Sony Alpha 900. Here we show ISO image comparison between the two cameras for you to decide.
ISO samples below ranges from ISO100 to ISO6400 accompanied with 100% cropped sample. Autofocus was set to center point and noise reduction is set to standard mode. Lens used was AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED for Nikon D3x and Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM for Sony Alpha 900 . ISO50 is only available on Nikon D3x All shots were taken using Program mode with auto white balance at focal length of 70mm.
1/125 second f/5.6 70mm ISO 3200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED
With full resolution shooting speeds of up to five frames-per-second (fps), and 14-bit files, that when processed are approximately 138 MB, the D3X offers today’s photographic artists an extreme level of performance and versatility ready for demanding assignments in the studio or on location.
The foundation of the enhanced performance of the D3X is its FX-format, 24.5-megapixel (6048 x 4032) CMOS sensor providing commercial, high fashion, fine art and landscape photographers with the extreme resolution, dynamic range, color depth, detail and sharpness that clients demand.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is designed to deliver ultra-fine picture quality with the world’s highest resolution, 24.6-megapixel, 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and fast image processing with a new dual BIONZ processing engines.
According to Sony, the sensor is produced using proprietary Sony planarization technologies to ensure an ultra-flat surface across the entire imaging area. Instead of a single analog/digital convertor, the sensor uses over 6,000 on-chip, column-parallel A/D converters to convert analog signals to noise-resistant digital signals at the earliest possible stage. The result is reduced noise and high-speed transfer of data.
ISO samples below ranges from ISO100 to ISO6400 accompanied with 100% cropped sample. Autofocus was set to centre point and noise reduction is set to standard mode. Lens used was Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM. All shots were taken using Program mode with auto white balance at 70mm.
It is spotted on the field, the new Sony full frame a900 and a 16-35mm F2.8 lens. If this is not a900, this must be another model. Looking at the photos, the size of the 16-35mm F2.8 lens is similar to Nikon and Canon’s 16-35mm F2.8.
You may be interested with Sony’s Super Steady Shot Demonstration: