Nikon D3 Sample Photo (ISO 640)
August 27, 2007
Overall, ISO640 of the Nikon D3 does not seem to be as impressive as what I thought it would be. The photos look good as a big picture, once 100% cropped, noise are noticeable at darker zone and the skin. This is clearly seen in sample photo 1 and 2. However, a quick run of NoiseNinja should solve this. More sample photos are required to ensure the accuracy of D3’s ISO performance.
I am wondering how is Canon 40D’s high iso performance, below is a photo taken at night with Canon 40D iso1600.
The sample photo is cropped at 100%. No post processing, no resizing. Resolution of each cropped photo varies.
1. Open in Adobe Photoshop CS3
2. Enlarge sample photo to 100%
3. Crop sections accordingly
5. Flatten Image
6. Save as JPEG.
The sample photo is only a reference. I think that Canon 40D’s ISO1600 performance is very good, judging from the above photo alone. But it maybe only accurate when side-by-side comparison is being done with other model like Nikon D300 and Canon 30D.
Image courtesy of 山田 久美夫
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