D600 close to D4 at high ISO

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
RP McMurphy Contributing Member • Posts: 571
Re: D600 close to D4 at high ISO

gl2k wrote:

Probably they are very close, but on the dpreview test chart it's more than obvious that the D600 has less noise. If I were shooting lots of low light action/street I'd definitely pick the D600 over the D800 (not being able to afford a D4).

As said immediately below your post by phototrope, you need to look at the same physical size of the 2 to compare - the D800 version is essentially magnified 30% over the D600 on your comparison

reduce the D800 to get a noise comparison between the 2
increase the D600 by 30% to get a resolution comparison between the 2

To give you a different analogy, let's talk about 2 cars and compare noise inside the car. Car A's maximum speed is 100mph, Car B max is 130mph.

If you compare the noise of the cars you do not compare at max speed i.e. Car A at 100mph and B at 130mph because that would not be fair on car B, so you would compare car A and car B when both travelling at 100mph to get a comparison

So why is it so difficult to do the same comparison when comparing sensors?

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