D800 Noise

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
Daniel Lauring Veteran Member • Posts: 9,342
Re: D800 Noise

flyfish23 wrote:

First let me comment, I never stated that the FW was causing more noise   What I did state was the 800 had noticeable noise at ISO 320 and 800 which seemed a bit odd.

Comparing this to my older 5D MK2 where i shot over 30,000 photos in many lighting and exposure situations, I would expect the D800 to perform better.  That's why I was asking if anybody seeing the same thing.

First, sorry about the impolite behavior here.  People get way too defensive of criticisms or even questions about the product.  You see it on most of these forums.  Just ignore that behavior and you can still get lots of good information here.

As far as your question, like I said in my earlier post, it is not odd for a smaller sized individual sensor to demonstrate more noise than a larger one.  This is true when you compare Nikon's own D600 against the D800.  However, overall, the noise is equal or lower because the additional pixels.  The noise will only be greater if you crop the D800 compared to not cropping the 5D Mk2.

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