Nikon Z6, Z7 and Canon EOS R low-light ISO scores?

Started Dec 4, 2018 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 11,982
Sensor measurements considered harmful

bclaff wrote:

I am the person who used the term aggressive and I stand by that statement.
Here's an annotated graphic to give you some idea of why

We have a problem.

A very good camera, offering image quality at least comparable - if not superior - to other cameras mentioned on this thread, is eliminated in a image quality "race". The excuse being that we can see something in a test chart.

Since this "aggressive noise reduction" madness started, I tried to see if its supposedly dramatic effect is actually real. I've compared the DPR studio samples; I've compared user-provided samples and even put my hands on a K-1 II and shot some myself. Note that this subject is well debated on several forums, and no consensus was formed, nor will it.

My personal conclusion is that I can get slightly better images with less effort by upgrading to the K-1 II.

Of course, fear of losing something is an extremely powerful motivator - to the point one wouldn't even care to see if that loss is actually real.

OTOH...

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k1ii&attr13_1=canon_eos_r&attr13_2=nikon_z6&attr13_3=nikon_z7&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=12800&attr16_2=12800&attr16_3=12800&attr126_0=1&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-0.8939044135501215&y=-0.5951217540574452

"When the map disagrees with the terrain, trust the terrain" - Swiss Army proverb

Alex

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