D70s -> D80 for better low-light capability?

Started Feb 18, 2007 | Discussions thread
luxun54 Senior Member • Posts: 1,134
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:

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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