D70s -> D80 for better low-light capability?

Started Feb 18, 2007 | Discussions thread
luxun54 Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: D70s -> D80 for better low-light capability?

I upgraded from D70 to D80. Here is a link to a set of 100% crops of noise test photos that I took when I first got my D80, testing noise handling at ISO800 and 1600: http://www.pbase.com/luxun54/inbox&page=all

This is the post where I described the test methodology:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=19955366

My conclusion remains was that D80 high ISO performance is much better than D70. Chroma noise is less, but still lots of "grainy" noise at both ISO 800 and 1600 out-of-camera with noise reduction off.

In-camera "low" NR helps quite a lot at ISO 800, and ISO 800 is very usable, which I never found to be so on D70. ISO1600 is still pretty tough.

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