The D4 gets the 2nd best grade ever on DXO!

Started Mar 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marianne Oelund Veteran Member • Posts: 6,885
Perhaps you missed this

DSPographer wrote:

The D3s only pulls ahead in the extremely high ISO region where the curve has a suspicous lift that suggests it may reflect some noise reduction being applied to the D3s raw data in-camera.

It's Nikon's hot-pixel suppression algorithm being enabled again. Apparently, they thought there's enough impulse noise to warrant it. See:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=40952347

Would be nice if they've avoided doing this in the D4.

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