D3 high ISO samples from IFA Berlin

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D3 high ISO samples from IFA Berlin
Sep 2, 2007

Here are some new samples from the Nikon D3, coming to you from the IFA electronics show in Berlin. The following images were shot and graciously provided by grizerep19, who was able to attend the German expo and spend a little time with the D3.

You can see his original post here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=24645930

While the supplied images are at 2979 x 1982, about 70% of the D3's max resolution, they're still fairly telling about the noise characteristics of the D3 at high ISO.

ISO 1600: reference

ISO 1600: 70% crop

ISO 3200: reference

ISO 3200: 70% crop

ISO 6400: reference

ISO 6400: 70% crop

ISO 25600: reference

ISO 25600: 70% crop

In addition to the above scene, Vedran also shot the following samples at ISO 6400 and ISO 25600.

ISO 6400: reference

ISO 6400: 70% crop

ISO 25600: reference

ISO 25600: 70% crop

Many thanks to grizerep19 for supplying these samples. I'm working with him to host the original images as well, so we'll have some 100% crops soon. In the meantime, ISO 6400 is looking very good from these samples, albeit at lower resolution. Still, the noise characteristics appear manageable and certainly mark a departure from Nikon's other cameras with regard to high ISO performance.

You can have a look at the resized images, which have a resolution of 2979x1982 pixels, here:

http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO200%20f2.8%20II_resize.jpg

http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO1600%20f2.8_resize.jpg
http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO3200_resize.jpg
http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO6400_resize.jpg
http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO25600_resize.jpg

http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO6400%20f2.8_resize.jpg

http://www.ishootshows.com/photo/d3_samples/ifa_berlin/ISO25600%20f1.4_resize.jpg

Todd
http://ishootshows.com

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