At least 2 stops better than the already great 5DII.Bravo Canon! IQ of the 5DIII looks really promising.But €3400 is just too pricey.
EV=3.24 or 3
It's a shame they shot on a black velvet background. It would have been easy to see noise on a flat black, but the crushed velvet already looks like noise at 50.
Seems to be 2 stops better than the 5DII.
Wow! That Digic 5 processor is sensational...the best in the world?
cheers Dave S ;)
25600 is usable, 51200 way less. I'm really looking forward to a side by side comparisson of the D800 at 25600, we might be surprised
What kind of surprises?The D800 goes up to ISO6400.ISO25600 is a Hi2 setting, meaning that you're just pushing up via sw the native ISO6400.The D800 will be 1.5-2 stops worse than the 5DmkIII in terms of ISO.
Wow, it's amazing to me how people can simply dismiss images which show even the slightest hint of noise. Back in the early and mid '80's when I was shooting night football games under poor lighting, the best option we had (for color) was shooting ISO 400 film pushed to 1600. The slides we got back had much more film grain (i.e. noise) than the ISO 102400 example shown here. We would have killed for a usable 1 stop improvement (ISO 3200), let alone a six stop improvement (ISO 102400) that was actually less noisy!
Rare glimpse of the new Pentax Q there, just next to the nail clippers...
must be something wrong - even the ISO 25600 looks usableIs really that good?
oh wow! usable big time!
Wow, so much wood grain left, absolutely fantastic performance. Easily beating 5D2.
Wow! when you have no choice but to shoot at this ISO because ligth limitations.... this is absolutely usable.
This still looks remarkably useable!
The rat is losing some detail and it's beginning to look a bit washed out but considering the conditions and the ISO wow!
I like everything up to ISO 12800
This is why pixel size is so critical - to capture light. When image sensors strain to identify low levels of light, a larger pixel presents a better output signal relative to inherent noise.
My gripe with the 7D and D800 (possibly) is the pixel size and density. MP isn't a factor for me as I got very usable images from my old 1DII 8MP body. The images here look as clean and detailed as I get from my 7D at ISO 400.