D800E better overall DR than both D850 and D810??

Started Feb 9, 2021 | Discussions thread
mostlyboringphotog Forum Pro • Posts: 10,427
Re: DR consider also FW

Nikon 79 wrote:

Thanks a lot for the info!
I am not sure if i can properly read the graph you posted and which of the numbers are more important than the others.
What impresses me the most is the fact that a 2012 camera (D800E) has better DR and less noise at iso 12800 and 25600 than a 2014 camera (D810).

Not quite true that D800E has less noise at ISO12800 and 25600.

D800E max native ISO is 6400 and its 12K and 25K are expanded, so it doesn't change the exposure at ISO12800 D800E shoots as if ISO6400 and brightens the image. D810 reduces the exposure by 1 stop at ISO12800, so it looks noisier.

Down load the raw files and check the exposure setting.

If you compare ISO6400 D800E looks a tad worse.

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