D3X vs 5D2 - myth and reality

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GaborSch Veteran Member • Posts: 7,203
D3X vs 5D2 - myth and reality

The DxO results as well as the "professionally done" tests of Lloyd have been too suspicious for me to let them pass unchecked. Unfortunately, I can not make measurement on their raw images, for I don't have them. However, I have used the raw images published by Imaging Resources and made objective, documented measurements based on the non-demosaiced raw data.

The result proves, that the claim "two stops higher DR than the 5D2" is ridiculous , like some other claims. In fact, the DR of the D3X is max. 0.5 EV greater than that of the 5D2 at ISO 100, and at ISO 400 the 5D2 is already better.

Independently of the unseriosity of those claims, the D3X seems to be a great camera, according to what I see in the images (I am sure the other aspects do not negate this). Having a 0.5 EV advantage over Canon's best sensor of the moment is something Nikon can be proud of.

Anyway,

I challenge anyone to post raw files proving those claims.

Note:

1. I don't own nor do I plan to own a 5D2,

2. I own a Canon 40D but I am no fan of Canon by any measure.

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