Studio scene comparison (higher sensitivities - JPEG)
|Canon EOS-1D Mark IV|
|Canon EOS 7D|
|Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
We've seen that the 1D Mark IV is very competent up to ISO 6400 but struggles increasingly beyond that point. The D3S outdoes this by at least one stop in terms of both detail and saturation retention. The 7D trails the Mark IV by a small amount but the difference isn't huge (raising the question of why Canon feels the Mark IV should be allowed to continue up to ISO 102,400 when the 7D is limited three whole stops lower than that).
Bearing in mind that the Mark IV's APS-H sensor is 56% larger than the 7D's but 40% smaller than the D3S', it's surprising that the differences in noise and detail levels aren't greater. Even so, the differences are there and for any kind of shooting that demands immediate delivery of images (and hence the use of JPEGs), the Nikon remains the low-light king. There are examples of ISO 12,800 sports images in the samples gallery (taken alongside similar images from the D3S), to show the sorts of results that are possible and would have been unthinkable even as recently as three years ago.
Canon EOS-1D X 18.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 16.7MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Zoom Lens
+ 3 UV/ND8/CPL Filters + Tripod Kit for EOS 6D, 70D, 5D Mark II III, Rebel T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, SL1 DSLR Cameras
Canon EOS 7D Mark II GPS Digital SLR Camera Body
with 24-105mm f/4 L IS Lens + 64GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + Grip + Flash + Kit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera 20.2 MP CMOS
with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 T- Mount Lens (Long) With 58mm 2x Professional Lens +High Definition 58mm Wide Angle Lens + Auto Flash + UV Filter Kit with 64GB Complete Deluxe Accessory Bundle
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera Digital SLR Camera
and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens + 58mm 2x Professional Lens +High Definition 58mm Wide Angle Fixed Lens + Auto Flash +lightweight Tripod + UV Filter Kit With 24GB Complete Deluxe Accessory Bundle
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS
with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF24-105mm IS f/4 L USM Lens Kit + UV Filter Kit With Extra Battery + Battery Grip + Tripod + Monopod with 32GB Card Complete Deluxe Accessory Bundle And Much More!
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Body
with EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens + 64GB Card + Battery + Grip + Case + 3 UV/CPL/ND8 Filters + Kit
Canon EOS 5DS Digital SLR Camera Body
with 24-105mm f/4 L Lens + 64GB Card + Battery & Charger + Backpack + Grip + Flash + Kit
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Body & EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens
with 64GB Card + Backpack + Battery/Charger + Grip + 3 UV/CPL/ND8 Filters Kit