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:

RP McMurphy wrote:

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

I bet even when reducing the D800 files they look equal in best case.

But it is definitely more economic to achieve the same result with less pixels.

Why should I shovel around 36 mp if I can get the same visual result with 24 mp ?

With respect to high ISO images the D4 is even better since it gives the same result with only the half number of pixels compared to the D800.

Right, let me take a moment and review the points you made

"...it's more than obvious that the D600 has less noise"

"....to achieve the same result... "

Looks like some serious backtracking here

I dont think you have got it yet :

The size of the sensor is the same in all cases. The amount of light captured is the same in all cases, with the similar technology, you'll get similar results

The only differences is that the D800 splits its sensor into more divivisions that the D600 or the D4

OK onto your last point:

"D4 is even better since it gives the same result with only the half number of pixels compared to the D800"

So if I set my D800 to 'medium size' of 20.3mp - does it become even better than it is now?
Whoo hoo!

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