Day 2: A99 vs A900 - high ISO

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Day 2: A99 vs A900 - high ISO
Nov 2, 2012

It's a well known secrete that A900 can handle decent high ISO noise (up to 3200) if you shoot RAW. One of the biggest improvement A99 has over A900 is the better noise handling. Just how much better? I did some unscientific test and to my eyes, it's about 1-1.5 stop better. It might not sound much but in real life that means you can more than double shutter speed, extremely useful for long lens users. Here are the test images and various 100% crop (straight from RAW without any NR). Identical setting for both cameras, full manual exposure.

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