A few things came to mind seeing this sample despite the blue cast...
1) If that is truly an ISO 3200 JPEG photo, I'm glad that I'm NOT that heavily invested in my present DSLR gear.
2) It would take just a couple clicks in Pshop to fix the blue cast. Exposure and detail are great. Easily fixable.
3) These are incredible times for photography innovations.
Funny WB could be ambient lighting causing mayhem though, great 3200 results, like very much - would be interesting to see how large areas of black background deal w 3200, see if any mottling starts to show...
It's what's under the eggs that worries me.
You should be worried about the bacteria floating around in the yolks of those un-cooked fried eggs actually. Throne time bigtime. ;-)
I guess Green Eggs And Ham just became Blue Eggs And Toast.
Wow. Impressive results at 3200 ISO.
Well, I'm a Panasonic m4/3 fanboi so this is god awful. I'm actually pretty impressed with the detail/lack of noise for ISO3200 with a kit zoom.
If you think this is the quality of a typical compact at ISO3200, you don't know what you are talking about. The WB looks to be off a bit, but show me an entry level DSLR that does any better. I was very skeptical when I read about this little sensor, but maybe Nikon has outsmarted us all. Nice job. I still want to see the speed and some sporting event shots. Then I'll be convinced.
The quality is almost the same as a compact's. I wonder who wants to buy it.
AWB needs a little tweaking, ya think!?
crappy auto white balance
Sorry - but those eggs still aren't cooked - Take it back
On the other hand I can actually tell that they are not cooked, so not bad for ISO3200 on a small sensor - take the eggs back but keep the camera
This photo alone warrants giving this camera a second look. A serious second look.
No Sam I am, I do not like purple eggs and ham.
Impressive result - I can only wish my old D80 retains as much details even at 1600. And the blue neon lighting did not help either - so even WB is pretty good under suck conditions. Though I am not fan of this or m4/3 format and overall design, the sensor technology is something to look forward.
impressed. i am a m43 fan, looks like Nikon nailed it on the sensor. panasonic and olympus should really work together now, instead of fighting on the sensor.
The noise performance is for pix peeper. To me, the WB totally went wrong.
Yeah, AWB struggled here, but if you take a look at the raw file and install View NX2 you'll be able to make the necessary adjustments.
it doesn't say what kind of post proccesing has been done to it. i find it hard to belieave that at 3200 you can get such a good clarity and detail.
but if you take into consideration just the noise reduction algorithm... well... it's doing an amazing job!!!