Fred Miranda comparison confirms DXO results. 5D III blown away.

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
stephenmelvin Veteran Member • Posts: 4,547
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This was reported a few days ago, and it's not a surprise, really.

Thing is, the DR advantage of the D800 goes away rapidly as the ISO goes up. It's about 2 1/2 stops at ISO 100, but by ISO 160, it's under two stops (9.12 vs 10.84). At ISO 320, the advantage is about a stop (8.89 vs 9.95) and by ISO 1280, they're practically the same.

So while the low ISO dynamic range of the D800 is extremely good, depending on how a photographer uses his camera, it may matter greatly, or it may not matter at all.

As for me, maybe one photo in ten is taken at ISO 100. I'd like to have the extra DR, sure, but it's not where I make my living.

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