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The image quality is absolutely appalling at anything beyond ISO 100 ... very disappointing indeed... Panasonic should have stuck to the 12 MP sensor, such as the one found in the FZ150...

Canon seems to be the only company capable of delivering good IQ at high sensitivities, using a high density 1/2.3" sensor... such as the exceptional IXUS 125. I guess its got to do with their superior JPEG processing & Digic 5 combo producing great results...

By the way... Sony's new 18.2 MP BSI Exmor R CMOS chip seems like a very promising proposition... their DSC-HX200V delivers good IQ all the way till ISO 800... (visibly better than their HX100V) and thats saying something coming from Sony... which is infamous for their heavy handed NR & overcooked JPEG's...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:53 UTC as 42nd comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (497 comments in total)
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OneThird: Nice pics! After owning a D3100 awhile back before I sold mine, the low light images are much improved, thanks to Expeed3 and the new 24MP sensor (from Sony of course).

Now, if Nikon can include these features, it would be a sweeter deal, IMHO.

-more than one custom white balance.
-Kelvin temperature scale.
-shoot with flash while dragging the shutter.
-Off, Low, or High NR at ISO 800 and above.

I think this is a Nikon exclusive sensor just like the one used in the D3100... for starters the dimensions are noticeably smaller than Sony's equivalent...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 08:08 UTC
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conphi65: DPREview, when giving specifications for video, give us the PAL equivalents as well please?

99% the 1D X will crucify the D4 ... you better hope that the 1% works out in your favour...

The D4 can't even beat the 5D III at high ISO by a decisive margin...

The D3200 will compete against the 650D ... not the 600D

The Coolpix L25 is better than the G1 X ...? Its good to dream... hopefully one day your dreams will materialize into reality...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 14:27 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

@ tkpenalty - Yes, indeed i have downsized the D800 files to an equivalent 22 MP... all that happens is that the noise artifacts get miniaturized proportionately... the level of noise is still the same but gives users the impression that its been reduced...

To use the term "outclassed"... is a very generalistic characterization and doesn't really tell the entire story... Yes the D800 resolves more detail compared to the 5D III from base till around ISO 800 after which the effects of noise & noise reduction pretty much level out the playing field and from ISO 3200 there is no doubt that the 5D III produces a superior image both in terms of noise & DR...

@ gsum - this link you've provided doesn't seem to carry out much of a professional quality test... in this particular case i'd prefer to go by reputed camera review sites such as the two i mentioned above...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

The DXO Mark result comes as no surprise really... If you go by their logic then the D800 is actually on par with the D4 too in terms of high ISO performance...

Check websites like cameralabs.com ...and... techradar.com

Look at their high ISO test results of side by side comparisons between the 5D III & D800 ... it will leave no doubt in your mind that the 5D III is in fact superior...

Or else just check DPR's sample comparisons between both camera's... 5D III is cleaner at every setting & retains better detail from ISO 1600 onwards...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 20:04 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

@ topstuff - Since when has the D800 been close to the 5D III in terms of noise performance...?! Some of the camera review sites that have actually completed an indepth analysis of both camera's clearly state that the 5D III is almost 2 stops better (in JPEG) in high ISO performance... RAW will somewhat narrow the gap to around 1 stop in favour of the 5D III ...

The 5D III is practically on par with the D4 in terms of high ISO performance... Check sites like cameralabs & techradar...

The D800 is not even as good as the 5D II beyond ISO 1600 in RAW... forget about competeing with the 5D III...

Nikon have specifically introduced the 24 MP chip in their lowest rung model to gauge consumer reaction to this latest high MP crammed sensor... be sure you're going to see the same pixel count in the upcomming D400 & D5200 ... just with slightly higher fps & perhaps max ISO limit of 25600...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:14 UTC

Nikon claims that this 24.2 MP sensor produces image sizes of 6016 x 4000 ... by comparison Sony's 24.3 MP sensor only produces images of 6000 x 4000 ... ?! Someone is lying... and i bet its Nikon...

Nikon's D3100 sensor was a total write off... in practice inferior to Sony's 14 MP sensor found in the NEX 5. If indeed Nikon has designed & fabricated the chip from scratch without Sony's expertise... quite honestly i wouldn't expect great things out of it...

Mediocre ISO performance... average dynamic range... colour saturation that would be questionable... levels of sharpness that err on the side of blur... video that will lack the crispness & clarity you'd get with a Canon... and "continous AF" during video capture thats just a gimmick and nothing more... well thats precisely what $699.95 will get you...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 19:21 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Canon.... are this still in the camera business? What on earth for?

The only good sensor's Sony ever made are the 16.2 MP APS-C & the 12.1 MP full frame sensor found in the D3S... beyond that most of their existing sensors are average at best...

Canon's 22.3 MP sensor in the 5D III is definitely a cut above most of Sony-Nikon's sensors... both in terms of noise and colour reproduction...

Exactly which Nikon camera is better than its Canon counterpart...? In the cropped sensor category the 7D was all round superior compared to the D300S... including in terms of pure image quality... ISO performance... video capability... autofocus aquisition...

2½ years ago the D3S was considered better than the 1D Mark IV in low light performance... but that was only visible beyond ISO 6400... From base to I600 the ID Mark IV outresolved the Nikon hands down...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:03 UTC
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Sam147: Epic fail! Reckon they ll use the 24MP A77 sensor? no way, the A77's sensor is very big compared to D3100's sensor, wonder how terrible the noise performance is going to be! If A77 cant shoot higher than 1600, then the D3200 can shoot good pictures only till iso 800-1000!

Nikon have specifically capped the ISO limit to 12800 for good reason... probably because noise performance is going to be horrendous from ISO 3200 upwards...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:49 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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Jmmg: It is a "Light leak" from somewhere physically whitin the body, not a software issue...how could a firmware upgrade fix it????

This whole "light leak" issue is being blown way out of proportion... its really not a serious problem at all... and won't really affect the majority of users in everyday shooting conditions...

Why anyone actually needs to use that top LCD is beyond me... the optical view finder & that 3.2" beauty at the back are all that are necessary to gauge & alter AE calculations...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 19:39 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Canon.... are this still in the camera business? What on earth for?

Maybe because they make the best DSLR's and P&S cams availabe... unlike Nikon that have to hope to god that Sony has fabricated a new sensor that will eventually be pawned off as a Nikon DX or FX exclusive design...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)
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ivan1973: Nikon D4 will be developing its own 4K with cinema lenses. Do not say not possible, it will.

Somehow i seriously doubt that Nikon's theoretical implementation of 4K video will ever culminate into fruition...

The D4 sensor isn't even capable of sustaining a steady 60 fps 1080p output... therefore the cap at 30 fps without having to duplicate each individual fame...

Sony will have to completely redesign the D4 sensor & surrounding circuitry to achieve native 4K capture and heat dispensation purposes...

Sony will follow suit with 4K video in their DSLR line up... so will Panasonic... as for Nikon... well i wouldn't count your chickens before they hatch...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 09:56 UTC
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tobywhitstable: shizen house'n...Absolute crap from canon here.... The biggest over-hyped flop for 2012 is the EOS 5D MK III

@ Majikthize - the D800 is marketed as being able to maintain 4 fps... but in practise it struggles to meet this speed hitting a top of 3.8 fps at full resolution from my experience with it...

D800 ISO performance is mediocre at best... its nowhere near as good as the 5D III at anything beyond ISO 800... Even from the initial review at cameralabs its abundantly clear that the 5D III enjoys a definitive 2 stop advantage over the D800 at all sensitivities... (including when the D800 sampes were downsized...)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:27 UTC
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wkay: P/S type compostions, could take this with any camera. Looks like someone walked around town randomly waving the camera. Like most DP sample images, it seems noone can figure out how to get any colors besides brown and gray in their images. When do we get a decent A-B comparison with %D2

Give me a break... the samples are very good... and more than adequate to make a your individual assessments as to whether the photographic prowess of the 5D III meets your lofty requiremnts...

PS compositions... bad sample images... will you never cease to be overly critical for absolutely no rhyme or reason... Who would you have take these sample images... Patrick Demarchelier...?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:19 UTC
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Phil Flash: I think with the original 5D and Nikon D700, the DSLR had finally matured at the full-frame level. The cameras lacked nothing in image quality, had good dynamic range, and enough resolution for enlargements up to 16x20 or so.

Everything else that is coming afterward is only gravy -- gravy with video.

The AF system incorporated in the Canon 1D Mark IV is absolutely incredible... and from personal experience superior to the AF system in the D700... And its on par, if not slightly more responsive to even the D3S AF... especially in low light situations...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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John P.: D800 is the winner here....time to move over.

@ kimsch - I feel the need to strongly disagree with your statement about the ISO being no better than the D800...

You can see the marked difference between the 5D III & D800 both in RAW & JPEG here in DPR's sample comparison tool...

The 5D III is outstanding at JPEG reproduction... Anyone will tell you that... it clearly outperforms both the D4 & D800 here...

In RAW they are all pretty much equal until ISO 800... after which the 5D III & D4 begin to take the lead... The D4 RAW looks marginally cleaner at the expense of fine detail suffering... The 5D III maintains slightly more chroma noise but details are preserved exceptionally well.

Examples of the 5D III rendering better RAW results... look at the text on the globe... the fine hair fibres on the patch of tiger skin... the coloured squares on the Kodak colour chat... the white-grey-black spectrum on top (below the Kodak Grey Scale) & beneath the chart... the brush beside the Martini bottle... & label under the red bottle cap.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 08:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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John P.: D800 is the winner here....time to move over.

I have a hard time believing that the D800 enjoys a 2½ stop DR advantage, even at base ISO... At least based upon DPR's sample test images i cannot reach that same conclusion...

Okay i conceed flash sync is marginally better... but come on... this is literally nitpicking... In turn i could say that the 5D III has an expandable ISO range till 102,800... and that it captures full rez images at 6 fps... etc... but honestly both of us are getting carried away with only the positive aspects of both these amazing camera's...

But look at it like this... the D800 will primarily be used for studio work... in an extremely controlled environment... thats what it is basically made for...

On the other hand the 5D III is an all-rounder... which is ideal for a broad range of requirements on the field and in the studio... parties, concerts, sporting events, fashion shows & corporate functions etc...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:33 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (525 comments in total)
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marike6: Good low light performance, but not as good as D5100, K-5, D7000, X100 et al. (Look at RAW, not JPEG).
Looks like a fun little camera but the slowish zoom and poor VF at that price make it a tough sell for many.

@ marike6 - I'm comparing RAW samples from the G1 X, D5100 / D7000, K5, X100 & Sony 5N... to be absolutely honest... there is not much difference in output between these camera's at ISO 3200 & 6400...

Even if you read DPR's review... it clearly states that this camera has the same level of RAW noise performance comparable to the best crop APS-C sensors on the market...

Yes, agreed the fixed lens is slow... thats Canon's fault... but all things equal... there is virtualy no difference in sensor noise or detail retention levels...

And consider the fact that this camera meant to serve as a DSLR backup... not intended to replace a DSLR altogether...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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John P.: D800 is the winner here....time to move over.

Pray tell us exactly how the D800 became the self-proclaimed winner in a Canon 5D III discussion thread...?!

Face facts... the D800 is a grossly exaggerated camera...

Other than its class leading resolution, there is nothing really impressive about it...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (525 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Has the G1X better low light/high ISO performance than the K-5 and the D7000?...

Granted... with a good lens attached... there's no doubt that the K5 will have better image quality compared to the G1 X... but thats only at lower sensitivities...

Up the ISO ante to 3200 and beyond and the tables turn dramatically in favourof the G1 X... that was my point...

AND... the K5 doesn't "wipe the floor" like you're insinuating with the likes of the 7D... be sure about that... Its better at ISO 6400 + but by a small margin... At base ISO till 1600 there will be next to no difference between the two...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:07 UTC
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