D800 trick for low light?

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D800 trick for low light?
May 8, 2014

Love DPReview for many years but this is my first post!

I'm sure I read someplace awhile ago that you can get better low light/high ISO performance out of the D800 by sacrificing file size.  I think it was part of the media blitz re: D4s/DF/D800 low light capabilities.

Not sure if they meant going into the shooting menu and switching from RAW to TIFF and then changing the IMAGE SIZE from large to medium or small or going to the next item in the shooting menu  IMAGE AREA and changing to DX or changing the image area.

Actually, I'm not sure if what I think I read is possible in the first place!  I would have a lot more confidence in someone who knows the answer vs testing on my own.

If it is, would someone let me know how to do it and why it works?


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