D800 = 2xD7000 - I was dead right...

Started Mar 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
PatrickP
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Re: D800 = 2xD7000 - I was dead right...
In reply to hoof, Mar 30, 2012

You folks are right. But that's disappointing. I was expecting [or may you say dreaming] the per pixel sharpness/noise similar to D700 in the same ISO. Guess such an improvement is not doable within 1.5 years.

Low light in-door shots that were achievable with a f/2.8 zoom on the D700 now seem to require the f/1.8G or f/1.4G primes for a similar per pixel noise level.

hoof wrote:

Makes sense. Both sensors were made by sony. Take a D7000 sensor, multiply the area by 2.25x, and voila, D800 sensor.

So far, all the 1:1 images I've seen support the idea that the D800 is a tweaked D7000 sensor scaled up.

Now where you get the FX advantage is downsampling the two sensor's images to a common output resolution. There the D800 does better because you're binning more pixels per final pixel.

Glad to see all these new D800 owners finally enjoying what us D7000 owners have had for a while now

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