Noise comp. Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic GH2

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lxcellent
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Noise comp. Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic GH2
May 28, 2012

I know that this should not surprise too many of you out there, but I just did some noise comparison tests with these two cameras and the GH2 is far and away better at handling noise. It's not close.

True, I bought the 1D mk II ages ago and technology has advanced significantly, but for some reason, I had the idea that a $3500 body with a large sensor would still outperform a $900 body with a relatively small sensor. Boy was I wrong. Sheesh.

I doubt anyone cares about this, but in case someone has these two cameras, I thought I would post this data point.

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In reply to lxcellent, May 28, 2012

i'm not trying to be a jerk, but you didn't post any data - you simply made a statement. if you posted the pics from each camera, each the same shot with the same settings, all listed, there might be more to talk about.

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Re: Noise comp. Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic GH2
In reply to pcake, May 28, 2012

Dxomark disagrees with your opinion:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/ (appareil1) 677|0 (brand) Panasonic (appareil2) 431|0 (brand2) Canon

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In reply to lxcellent, May 28, 2012

6 years is a long time in digital photography and sensor design so I'd not be that surprised if it caught up in terms of noise, tho I'd expect the 1D II to still have better DR.

Also how about some actual comparison shots to look at?

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Re: 6 years is a long time in digital photography
In reply to Andy Crowe, May 28, 2012

Andy Crowe wrote:

6 years is a long time in digital photography and sensor design so I'd not be that surprised if it caught up in terms of noise, tho I'd expect the 1D II to still have better DR.

Not really, 12ev vs 11.5ev, big wow.

Also how about some actual comparison shots to look at?

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In reply to Adventsam, May 29, 2012

Not really, 12ev vs 11.5ev, big wow.

I'd still rather see some comparison shots, as for me a picture paints a thousand DxOMark scores

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Re: Noise comp. Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic GH2
In reply to pcake, May 31, 2012

90mm equiv., f/5.6, 3200, JPEGs. 100% crop. I know this is not apples to apples, but it is fairly close. Remember, I own both cameras, so I have no dog in the race. I shot at 5.6 because this is what I would shoot at when I am on location (not looking for equivalent DOF, looking for equivalent shutter speed). Shooting JPEGs because one only shoots raw when taking a few shots for personal use not 500 for a client for an event.

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Re: Noise comp. Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic GH2
In reply to lxcellent, May 31, 2012

Much more noise reduction in GH2 pictures. No definition in ropes under the table.

lxcellent wrote:

90mm equiv., f/5.6, 3200, JPEGs. 100% crop. I know this is not apples to apples, but it is fairly close. Remember, I own both cameras, so I have no dog in the race. I shot at 5.6 because this is what I would shoot at when I am on location (not looking for equivalent DOF, looking for equivalent shutter speed). Shooting JPEGs because one only shoots raw when taking a few shots for personal use not 500 for a client for an event.

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