How does the D3 achieve such high ISO?

Started Feb 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
blackhawk13 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,742
Re: WRONG Canon 1D3 has better ISO than the D3

Honor wrote:

The Canon 1Dm3 sensor has better high ISO than the Nikon D3. period.
As far as the 1DSm3 it should have same ISO as the 1dS2 since Canon
stated the photodiode pitch in a pixel has been kept the same even
though the pixel area is smaller. Only the light insensitive portion
of the pixel was stripped out.

Here is proof of the superior ISO from the 1D3 over the Nikon D3.


ISO 3200 1DM3

ISO 3200 1D3

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That continues to be my suspicion as well. The D3 AF isn't as sensitive as the MK-3's, and I'm pretty sure there's truth to that.

Either way it doesn't really matter, Nikon has a long way to go in order to displace Canon, or even make me take notice.
Does the D3 take L glass? ha!

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