Dissapointing Sony A77 II High ISO performance

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 40,664
Re: Misunderstanding

Nordstjernen wrote:

Seeky wrote:

These images are worthless to determine low light high ISO performance because the scenes are not low light at all.

There is a common belief that you can't test high ISO performance under bright light conditions. This is a widely spread misunderstanding.

Yes the misunderstanding is confusing high contrast with low light. People really mean scenes with very bright areas combined with very dark areas such as a night scene with an electric light or candle. They then try to brighten the dark areas which reveals noise. Using high iso in a bright environment is very useful for stopping action. People waste too much time comparing products under a worst case scenario as if this is some sort of contest.

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Look at the picture, not the pixels
Miss use of the ability to do 100% pixel peeping is the bane of digital photography because it causes people to fret over inconsequential issues.

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