RAW converters compared (contd.)
Digital Photo Professional 2.1 includes optionally selectable noise reduction for both luminance and chrominance (color) type noise reduction selectable in a range of three steps (None, Low, High). In our tests this noise reduction while partially effective wasn't as flexible or as good as that found in other third party noise reduction or RAW conversion tools. You can also see from the comparison below that the camera appears to be applying both luminance and color noise reduction to JPEG images (to the detriment of image detail), it would be nice to have the option to control this from the parameters menu.
Note: The following images are VERY LARGE please only download if you absolutely need to.
ISO 3200 (H) image noise reduction test (100% crops)
- Details: ISO 3200 (H), 1/25 sec, F4.0 (EF-S 17-85 mm IS @ 22 mm), RAW+JPEG
|Louvre Museum pyramid by Didier Quan|
|Oka Frozen Leaf 2002 DP by MarioSS|
from The Dead Leaves of Winter