D600 RAW is not much better than A900

Started Sep 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Fraxinus excelsior
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Re: Look in the darker areas
In reply to MaxLowLight, Sep 30, 2012

MaxLowLight wrote:

Fraxinus excelsior wrote:

Yes but look at the lower ISO's there the D600 has more luminance noise than a900 in some of the blue colors and the reds render way better on the a900 where the reds in D600 looks blotchy!!

I think it's so marginal a difference that it makes sense to jump over this geneation sensors for me. Ok if Sony makes a 36 MP FF I would be tempted if I had the money.

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I don't think there is anything marginal about this link http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=sony_slta77&masterSample=dsc02826_2.acr&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=sony_slta77&slot0Sample=dsc02826_2.acr&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Came

ra=nikon_d600&slot1Sample=dsc_4526.acr&slot2Camera=sony_dslra900&slot2Sample=dsc00063.acr&slot3Camera=pentax_k30&slot3Sample=imgp1058.acr&x=-0.365284929740015&y=0.3541990467375925 . It clearly shows both poor contrast on the a900 and a blue hue forming at high iso. The noise is no better than the K30 in most parts of the sample, even after downsampling. I'm sure the a99 offers things that some may prefer, but overall IQ just can't compare to todays cameras, even the better APSC models.

Well try and print. Then you will see what i mean and yes I think its marginal. By the way I prefer to test downloading the raw files and playing around with them in lightroom myself. Yes overall IQ stand up quite well even by todays standard. The a900 shows less shadow noise than ie. Canon 5 D MK III t lower isos and it even holds up quite well against Nikon D800.

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