Nikon D3 vs Nikon D3s ISO100-ISO102400 100% Cropped Comparison

Nikon released an updated Nikon D3s to replaces its D3, the famous Nikon full frame with outstanding ISO performance. The new Nikon D3s is capable of shooting at the ISO setting of 102400, a few more stops better than the D3.
Here is a ISO comparison between Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s with 100% cropped sample for your reference.

ISO samples below ranges from ISO100 to ISO102400 accompanied with 100% cropped sample. Autofocus was set to centre point and noise reduction is set to standard mode.
Lens used was AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED for both Nikon D3 and D3s. ISO51200 and ISO102400 is only available on Nikon D3s.
All shots were taken using Program mode with auto white balance at focal length of 70mm.

1/125 second f/8 70mm ISO 102400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

Below are sample images of ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200, ISO6400, ISO12800, ISO25600, ISO51200, ISO102400 at 100% Crop of Nikon D3s and Nikon D3 :

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D3s ISO100

8 second f/8 70mm ISO 100 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO100

8 second f/8 70mm ISO 100 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO200

4 second f/8 70mm ISO 200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO200

4 second f/8 70mm ISO 200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO400

2 second f/8 70mm ISO 400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO400

2 second f/8 70mm ISO 400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO800

1 second f/8 70mm ISO 800 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO800

1 second f/8 70mm ISO 800 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO1600

1/2 second f/8 70mm ISO 1600 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO1600

1/2 second f/8 70mm ISO 1600 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO3200

1/4 second f/8 70mm ISO 3200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO3200

1/4 second f/8 70mm ISO 3200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO6400

1/8 second f/8 70mm ISO 6400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO6400

1/6 second f/8 70mm ISO 6400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO12800

1/15 second f/8 70mm ISO 12800 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO12800

1/13 second f/8 70mm ISO 12800 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO25600

1/30 second f/8 70mm ISO 25600 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3 ISO25600

1/25 second f/8 70mm ISO 25600 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO51200

1/60 second f/8 70mm ISO 51200 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

D3s ISO102400

1/125 second f/8 70mm ISO 102400 AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 G ED

Do you really need ISO102400?

Photo credit: Hanawa Shinichi

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