Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO
In reply to edo21, Mar 25, 2013

edo21 wrote:

Just had my d7100 on friday and tried it in various situations landscape, portrait with the wide tokina 11-16, 16-50 and the nikon tele 300/4 AF-S. I tried various combo at iso 400/800 and 1600 with most default settings or my usual settings near to default.
I've to say that, as you can see in the following samples, i find a lot of noise at 1600 iso (not good for me) while images look acceptable at 800 and 400 iso (even if i expected a lot more).
I've been shooting for the last 4 years also with a D90, that i consider for the price a great camera, for professional and business purposes.

Waiting for your comments and suggestions. Thank you

D7100 + Tokina 16-50 F8 1/250 - Iso 1600 - Matrix

D7100 + Tokina 16-50 F8 1/250 - Iso 1600 - Matrix 100% crop

I agree with you. This is not good at all. I have the D7000 and it does JPEGs much better with less noise at high ISOs than the D7100. As it is right now, it appears  the  D7100 is for RAW shooters only, and not a good choice for JPEG only shooters.  I suggest the D7000 instead if you do not want to shoot RAW and post process for noise.

Here is an example of a D7000 out of camera JPEG (no additional noise reduction done), shot at 2800  ISO.

Out of camera D7000 JPEG, 2800 ISO

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