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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007

    Arrow Nine 10MP DSLRs - Noise at ISO1600 Comparison

    The cameras in the comparison:

    Canon EOS 40D
    Canon EOS XTi
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Nikon D40x
    Nikon D80
    Nikon D200
    Olympus E410
    Olympus E510
    Olympus E3
    Pentax K10D
    Sony A100
    Sony A200

    All it`s clear - let your eyes speak

    The reference image:

    For the comparative image are used 100% crops of the originals !

    Last edited by dolphin; 01-23-2008 at 02:23 AM. Reason: three more cameras added

  2. #2
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    Dec 2007
    Bottom image doesn't work. Don't know if it's me...

  3. #3
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    Jan 2005
    Surrey, England
    OK - this is mostly as I would expect - except for the D200 and the XTi
    something seems to have gone wrong there!!
    Overall - I would say standards are getting better (- some better than others!!)
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25


  4. #4
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    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Red face Compare apples with apples, at least

    Use the α700 or the α200 over the α100 ... the α100 is not even in production these days. Its ISO-1600 performance was dubious. ... depending on what version software you were running.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #5
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    Dec 2007
    The Nikons seem to have the edge...

  6. #6
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    Jul 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkerjc View Post
    The Nikons seem to have the edge...
    Don't get fooled by this flawed test though. For a little more accurate idea bout noise performance read the dpreview reviews of these cameras (and see the samples given there).

    The Nikons all do chroma noise filtering, and they lose details as a result.
    You can not fully turn that off, even in RAW the Nikons filter some noise.
    The Olympus uses a HUGE amount of filtering, losing even more detail in the process.

    If you filter that noise in the photos taken with a Canon and Pentax, things level. The 40D has the edge over all these cameras, the XTi does not do bad either.
    The Pentax K10D, Nikon D200/D80/D40X and Sony A100/200 all use the same sensor family. The Nikon D40X uses the most processing of all three Nikon models, which you can see in high ISO photos (lots of detail being eaten away, strange resulting artifacts).

    The best advice for high ISO shooting: make sure you expose well.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

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