Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings
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Re: Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO
In reply to edo21, Mar 28, 2013

Appreciate your filling us in on your research and how you use your camera to conduct it.  If you're taking 700 images on a daylong safari it's pretty obvious to see why you don't want to do heavy postprocessing. And the difference in processing time and storage needs for a library of 11MP D90 NEFs is a lot less than that required for a 29MP D7100 NEF, especially if one includes a downsizing to D90 resolution.  It looks like you want to use the full resolution of the D7100 to provide the highest resolution files that you can, and you want to minimize the load and risk that a tripod would entail in a dangerous place. The fact that you can downsize at will to gain noise performance is of little consequence in this situation.  What is needed is extremely low per-pixel noise.  As you and many others on this thread have observed, the D7100 has not improved that.  That means, unfortunately, a full frame camera.  Best of luck on your explorations.

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