Started Feb 8, 2014 | Questions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,704
Re: APSC vs FF

kartikjayaraman wrote:

To my eyes, the ISO advantage is definitely there in a FF sensor. APS-C just cannot cut it when you go above ISO 400 unless you PP a lot (some bodies like the Nikon D7100 in that price range are pretty good though). Those who have or had owned an APS-C like the A77 know what I am talking about

Well, if we were talking about my old A100 I'd agree, but I venture into much higher ISO without as much worry in the past.  For example, I have an ISO 3200 shot that I only did minor NR in PP, and printed at 5x7, I can't tell.  It could be ISO 100 for all one could tell.  So, it really varies depending upon the need.  If you really need top-notch 8x10s, then maybe you need every last scrap of quality, but otherwise, I kind of wonder if people are being a bit obsessive with statements like "you can't go over ISO 400".

FF sensors like the A7 are very usable even at ISO 6400:

Here is an ISO6400 shot on a cloudy day with almost no bright colors but looks quite usable

Perfectly usable, but you probably could have gotten similar results from a Nex camera at 3200.  Anyway, why such a high ISO in the daylight?  Seems a bit unnecessary unless it was really dark, in which case, the photo seems too bright.

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