Why is D200 that much noiser than D80?

Started Jun 2, 2007 | Discussions thread
Tom Christiansen Senior Member • Posts: 2,239
Starting off with a false premise leads to anything

egrc wrote:

If anything it
strengthens the assumption that the jpeg engine in D80 is superior
to the one in D200. The question is WHY, if this is the case, Nikon
doesn't port this to D200? Isn't it possible?

A camara body is not a general-purpose computer, nor is everything
updatable via a mere firmware swap. They don't call it HARDware for
nothing, you know. If you dig up a diagram of a Nikon DSLR's guts,
I believe you'll find that there's a chip dedicated to the creation of
JPEG images, and that this is not the same chip on the D80 as on the
D200. You'd have to gut your D200 to change that.

Is there any other
aspects that makes it less interesting for Nikon?

Why do you care so much?

Is the processing
taking much longer time and thus interferes with the higher
shooting speed of D200? Is it simply because Nikon doesn't think
that any D200 user is using jpeg (if they do I think they are
wrong)? I don't know. This is what I want to discuss.

Seems pretty useless discussion.

As I said, if D80 produces better jpegs (over all) than D200,
why doesn't Nikon port the D80 engine to D200?

See above.

They have, as I see it,
nothing to loose and only things to win by doing so.

Losing and loosing are different things. They'd also have to loosen
matters, but that's related to having something that's loose, not lost.


Therefore my suggestion is this. Go to a camera store & bring a CF
card. Shoot some shots with both cameras at the ISOs you choose.
Shoot with the SAME camera settings. Either shoot RAW or JPG,
though I would HIGHLY recommend RAW as that's where you'll see the
camera's true colors.

Well, a camera is much more than the quality of raw.
If the quality of raw had been the only important factor, then no
one would use D200 and most people had been using Canons.

I'm sure you have some reason for starting with a false premise:

p q p-> q

(since you like what false premises lead the argument into)
or for drawing Canon into your little trollade, but I see no bearing
to what you are picking at. And I don't understand the picking.

What camera do you own? Why?

Why are you obsessing over this?


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