Nikon D3 Sample Photo (ISO 640)

August 27, 2007

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo (ISO 640)

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo 100% cropped

 

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo 100% cropped

 

 






 


 

 

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo 100% cropped

 






 

 


 

 

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo

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Nikon D3 Sample Photo 100% cropped

 

 

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.

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XHS试拍D3图

 



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Canon 40D ISO1600 1st Look

I am wondering how is Canon 40D’s high iso performance, below is a photo taken at night with Canon 40D iso1600.

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Canon 40D Sample Image (17mm 0.3sec F4 ISO 1600)

 

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Exif information of the sample photo

 

The sample photo is cropped at 100%. No post processing, no resizing. Resolution of each cropped photo varies.

Process:
1. Open in Adobe Photoshop CS3
2. Enlarge sample photo to 100%
3. Crop sections accordingly
4. Watermark
5. Flatten Image
6. Save as JPEG.

 

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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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Updated: Nikon D3 and D300 D-SLR Camera VIDEO Preview

Nikon’s new D300 preview:

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Updates

Sony poaches Nikon executive to boost DSLR business

“We have some significant launches in the category in the coming
months, and John’s experience and expertise in this area will prove
invaluable for how we bring these to market, communicate our strengths
and work with retailers to expand our customer base,” said Sony
Australia group manager for digital imaging, Yasunari Nishioka.

“It’s a challenging new area for Sony – a challenge we’re embracing by
combining our heritage in digital imaging and consumer electronics.”

In his previous role at Nikon, Wallace was responsible for the
company’s entire high-end and professional product range, developing
pre- and after-sales relationships with key customers.




Prior to his time at Nikon, Wallace worked for Konica Minolta, whose
camera business Sony recently purchased and used as the foundations for
the Alpha range.

“I believe that this is the perfect time for me to join Sony, and
support the company’s quest to expand its DSLR business,” said Wallace.

“Working closely with our retail network and customers, I will be
focused on demonstrating the extensive offering of Sony’s DSLR systems
– including the substantial range of lenses and accessories.

“There is a significant opportunity for our DSLR solution to appeal to
enthusiast and professional photographers alike, using the strengths of
the Sony brand and the Alpha technologies. Our consumers will be able
to grow with the Alpha system as their photographic skills develop.”

 

Related Article:
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Media-Storage

Toshiba announces 32GB and 16GB SDHC

The 16GB SDHC card, model SD-M16G, will be available much sooner in October of 2007. The 16GB SDHC card will sell for about $350 when it hits market in October.

 





 

If
you think that’s a lot of coin for a memory card wait untill you hear
this, the 32GB SDHC card will retail for a cool $700. These SDHC cards
will also be good choices for those with expandable PMP devices and
phones using SDHC cards with the bank account balance to afford the
high price.

Toshiba says the 32GB SDHC and 16GB
SDHC cards will all have the same 6MB/s maximum
write speed
and require 2.7-3.6V to operate



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