How does the D3 achieve such high ISO?

Started Feb 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
FretNoMore Veteran Member • Posts: 7,729
Re: trade-off

Marianne Oelund wrote:

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It is not possible for any one camera to be the best in all respects.
You have the highest-resolution 35mm-format dSLR currently available;
it is not reasonable to expect it to also be the best
high-sensitivity camera. That is an unavoidable tradeoff.
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You're right here of course, and I think Nikon probably made the better choice for this type of camera. It's geared towards PJ and sports photographers and for their publishing needs and shooting conditions I think most of them will gladly give up some at the low-ISO end to get better high-ISO performance. I'm not going to switch systems to get it - I don't doubt Canon will have an answer as technology inevitably improves and now that there is competition in this segment.

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