D850/D5 low light performance

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briantilley Veteran Member • Posts: 7,109
Re: D850/D5 low light performance

MoreCowbell wrote:

Has anyone had occasion to compare the low light performance of the D850 vs the D5? Specifically I'm interested in noise.

I used a D850 and D5 side-by-side with f/2.8 zooms for (often low-light) theatre shoots.

I never did any formal comparisons between the two, but in general I found that, while the D850 was noticeably better in terms of DR and noise at lower ISO values, the D5 was around 1 stop ahead above 800 ISO.

The measured data seems to support this:


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