1dsII & 5d noise

Started Dec 7, 2006 | Discussions thread
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maxz Veteran Member • Posts: 3,472

If you shoot jpeg the 5D looks smoother but that's achieved by heavier in-cam NR which sacrifices detail. The jpeg from 1ds2 has a lot more detail to work with at ISO 1600 and above. Also the auto white balance of 1ds2 is wayyyy better than 5D, if you are a jpeg shooter.

If you shoot RAW the WB is non-issue. At iso1600 and 3200 the digital noise of those two cams are very much the same at pixel level, because of the extra 4 million pixels you still get more detail out of the 1Ds2 shots.
overall the 5D is very good but 1ds2 is still king.

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