Friday, April 22, 2011
Nikon D700 and Nikon D3 ISO Noise Demonstration
I confirmed using data from DxOMark that this test is valid for the Nikon D3, too. Both cameras are perfectly noiseless from ISO 100 (LO 3) to ISO 640. For each ISO in the camera's range, a frame was made with the lens cap on, manual exposure, f5.6 @ 1/250s. Then in Photoshop CS5, each frame was cropped to 3x actual pixels and adjusted with auto levels to uncover any trace of noise. I highly recommend running this test, especially if you shoot Canon gear.
This new version is updated for HD, with changes made to allow viewing in Germany. Music by Chris Guiney as Second Signal.