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[MRG] Official Nikon Announcement: FF D3 and D300 dSLR + slew of new lenses

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klam wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 4:11 am
You said, Canon is blasting away detail with its aggressive noise reduction? Go figure.
I didn't say that. That last thing I said about noise reduction was more general, read it again if you need to.
Deal with it.
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robbiex1 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 6:36 am
Klam, what are the details of that test? lens used? in-camera settings? Focus mode? Is this your own test?

Given both cameras, I could easily make the results of that test look however I wanted.
I'm sure you could. But this is not my own test. Blame the testers if you don't agree with their results.

JPEG Fine
Standard/Normal
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ISO 1600
Canon 1/100s, Nikon 1/125s
50mm lens @ f/9
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robbiex1 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 6:36 am
Klam, what are the details of that test? lens used? in-camera settings? Focus mode? Is this your own test?

Given both cameras, I could easily make the results of that test look however I wanted.
I've had a D200 and now a 5D. The Nikon is more aggressive in NR: Details are lost. Canon images are quite clean @ high ISO. Taken with a 5D @ ISO-1600 after midnight with 5D (handheld). Similar pics were not possible with my D200:

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sabesh wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 4:32 pm
I've had a D200 and now a 5D. The Nikon is more aggressive in NR: Details are lost. Canon images are quite clean @ high ISO. Taken with a 5D @ ISO-1600 after midnight with 5D (handheld). Similar pics were not possible with my D200:

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Wow, Mississauga looks just like the inner harbor in Victoria!
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hagbard wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 4:54 pm
Wow, Mississauga looks just like the inner harbor in Victoria!
Heh heh .. It's Victoria! :D
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sabesh wrote:
Aug 27th, 2007 4:32 pm
I've had a D200 and now a 5D. The Nikon is more aggressive in NR: Details are lost. Canon images are quite clean @ high ISO. Taken with a 5D @ ISO-1600 after midnight with 5D (handheld). Similar pics were not possible with my D200:
Of course, its got a full-frame sensor and a "relatively" low resolution. Larger photosites is a good thing.
Deal with it.
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Yes, I agree, the 5D blows the D200 away in terms of image quality at high ISO. There's no doubt about it. However, the D200 has much better ergonomics. I can be shooting a still landscape scene with a single focal point and in a second, I can setup the camera to shoot a highly dynamic fast-moving object (such as a bird, etc.). One thing Nikon has done right over the years is their ergonomics.

Klam, I was not intending to belittle the example but I was curious about the test parameters as there are so many that could affect the results of that test that it is critical to account for these factors, such as in-camera sharpness settings, lens choice, aperture, exposure, etc.

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