Official D3 samples here

Started Sep 12, 2007 | Discussions thread
echelon2004 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,128
Re: I'm comparing to

smhagger wrote:

echelon2004 wrote:

What worries me is that it is possible that Nikon and sony don't have
the on-chip noise reduction as used by canon (some version of it
obviously) but instead uses software anti aliasing and noise
reduction...

Does Nikon have to do it the way that Canon does in order for it to
be good? Rather than 'on-chip' Nikon appears to have used large,
light-thirsty pixels with reduced distance to the photosites from the
microlenses and several optical innovations to capture any lost light
to get as much of the 'real thing' (light) as possible rather than
resorting to processing prowess.

No, they don't have to do it the way Canon does it.

But if it's not done on-chip raw files will be noisy, especially since cmos is noisier than ccd by nature albeit not by much. Sure, the photosites are large, but not THAT large...

From these samples and my own limited experience with the 5D, there's
no contest between the D3 and the 5D at these elevated ISO's. I
haven't seen or heard anything to lead me to think there's anything
negative about the images at lower ISO's either.

But alas, I would also like to see some RAW file results as well.

I think about the only negative thing that we'll see with this camera
is the wait that we'll endure to get one! The line will be long
enough with Nikon-native shooters ordering theirs, not to mention the
group of Canon shooters who find it necessary to switch (in their own
minds)...

If Nikon operates as fast as usual, D3 will start to ship here in sweden about two weeks after the D4 is introduced

They are a bit like apple that way,good products, lousy marketing (Nikon) and horrible distribution and planning (nikon and Apple).

Sean

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