Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison

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Ma55l
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Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
Sep 27, 2012

Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison

For your perusal here is possibly the first side by side comparison photo at iso 6400 between the D600 and the A99. The D600 Nikon is on the left and the Sony A99 is on the right.

We all understand that this is not the most scientific comparison but it is a good starting evaluation especially in the gray color. To my eye it looks like there is a lot more noise in the Sony rendition. I also note far more desaturation in the A99 photo. The complete D600 photo can be seen at this site and the A99 at a Spanish site.

In my careful but rudimentary, non prescision, evaluation of the remainder of all the photos in both full iso series, I would guestimate that the Nikon is at least one stop and more likely two stops better at noise than the Sony and with possibly better resolution than the Sony at iso 6400.

Note - no processing of these photos except cropping for comparison was done.

More to follow.
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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

Ma55l wrote:

I would guestimate that the Nikon is at least one stop and more likely two stops better at noise than the Sony and with possibly better resolution than the Sony at iso 6400.

ah, this "A77 has full frame sensor" clown is back again, just a day after buying D600, to justify his decision on Sony forum.

Seriously, the guy has mental issues ...

Yes you told us three hours ago that you bought D600. Do you need a lollypop now?

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Not comparable
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

These two snapshots are not comparable, Nikon has a lot more light in the scene.

But it is not hard to predict that the difference in high ISO performance will be visible on the first look in favor to Nikon.

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to ET2, Sep 27, 2012

Shame that this "careful" comparison features 2 distinctly different lighting levels. I recently "carefully" compared a Ferrari against a Fiat 500. The Fiat was faster over a mile, mind you, I did leave the handbrake on, in the Ferrari!

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Re: Not comparable
In reply to Roman Stedronsky, Sep 27, 2012

Roman Stedronsky wrote:

But it is not hard to predict that the difference in high ISO performance will be visible on the first look in favor to Nikon.

Yes, D600 would be 1/2 stop better, due to A99's SLT mirror.

RX1, on the other hand, would be equal or even better as lens/sensor combo. so would be VG900 (which also shoots RAW stills).

Even cameras with Sony's APSC 16 MP sensor (such as 5N) aren't two stop worse than D600.

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

Who is this joker?

"...a55l > Nikon D600 vs Sony a77 first comparison (Original)

Jan 1, 1970 08:00:00.."

a77 or a99 and Jan 1 1970?

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Hilmanrgsa, Sep 27, 2012

Hilmanrgsa wrote:

Who is this joker?

He is the guy who when A77 was still a rumor went on and on (100s of posts) claiming A77 has a full-frame sensor.

Then once A77 was announced, he started telling us the sensor is defective ( a few weeks? months?)

Now 3 hours ago he said he bought D600 that he is getting tommorow, and immediately he is feeling the itch to justify the decision on this forum, instead of Nikon. Says something about the guy ..

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Here is the proper ISO 6400 100% crop...
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

from RX1 (jpeg), same sensor used in A99, so you can see the real Sony processor result, without SLT mirror light loss:

The original full size image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonyelectronics/8028155554/in/set-72157631631658271/

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In reply to ET2, Sep 27, 2012

The A99 isn't final firmware yet, either.

So much evaluation going on over the A99's files on preproduction cameras, and I don't get it.

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Even RX100 can do decent high ISO
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This thread is all bull
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

It looks like he is answering himself.

I am always amused at the new names that appear out of thubleau so to speak when these topics are raised.

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funny
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

compramision ;D

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In reply to Dan179, Sep 27, 2012

What kind of shitty comparison is this. Post same pictures please.

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I'm sure he is joking. Surely.
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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

These are not even at the same magnification level. Two different scene with different lighting conditions and ...

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

The Nikon is clearly better since 600 is so much bigger a number than 99

BTW, the pictures don't load on my machine. But I can still see the difference. That's how obvious it is.

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

Misleading thread. Should be deleted.

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to raminolta, Sep 27, 2012

raminolta wrote:

These are not even at the same magnification level. Two different scene with different lighting conditions and ...

Exact same magnification.They are taken from the sites hosting the photos at 100 % crop in each case. Re the lighting - I do not believe that can change noise as long as the part of the photo in the comaprisons are at the same light intensity.

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Re: I'll add that
In reply to cgarrard, Sep 27, 2012

cgarrard wrote:

The A99 isn't final firmware yet, either.

So much evaluation going on over the A99's files on preproduction cameras, and I don't get it.

Stop crying. Sony is not changing the high iso processing anytime soon.

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Re: Sony A99 vs Nikon D600 First high iso comparison
In reply to Ma55l, Sep 27, 2012

How, exactly, would you measure the light intensity of a scene after the fact??

You simply can't measure the light intensity that existed at the time of the shot from an image. They may appear to be approximately the same, but that, unfortunately, means absolutely nothing.
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