Impressive NEX-5N low light performance

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Rich Gibson
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Impressive NEX-5N low light performance
Nov 11, 2011

I've been visiting a couple of the Washington DC art museums to see what the camera can do in low-light situations. I went to several statues and took matching images of a figure using a Voigtlander manual focus 35mm f/1.4 with several settings, three RAW and one jpg all Auto ISO. I realize I might have moved imperceptibly forward and back so absolute focus isn't guaranteed, but I did try to maintain consistent peaking. No color correction, no WB, no sharpening.

Raw: M, P, Intelligent
Fine: Anti motion blur

ARW, Intelligent, ISO 1000 1/60 sec.

ARW, P, ISO 1600, 1/225 sec.

ARW, M, ISO 1600 1/50

JPG, Anti-motion blur, ISO 4000, 1/250

Athe anti-motion blur setting takes 5-6 images in rapid succession. To me the last is noticeably sharper as well, but that is the whole idea of that setting. Note ISO 4000 but look at the lack of noise! Fascinating. I am continually amazed by this product.

Rich

Sony Alpha NEX-5N
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