Df beats D3s as best low light score at DxO Mark

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rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,490
Df beats D3s as best low light score at DxO Mark
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It seems Iliah was right.

http://www.dxomark.com

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Mr Gadget Senior Member • Posts: 1,973
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rhlpetrus wrote:

It seems Iliah was right.

Www.dxomark.com

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chasecindy Forum Member • Posts: 76
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The $2700 questions is does the df focus as nearly as fast as the d3s in low light and if it does I am in.

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Yeah, it is about 0.5% better in DxO, never mind the margin of error, we have a nice new number now! Cheers!

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yray wrote:

Yeah, it is about 0.5% better in DxO, never mind the margin of error, we have a nice new number now! Cheers!

I know better, so I wrote "best low light score".

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SamG10 Regular Member • Posts: 310
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I think more and more people are realizing the value they're getting for what they paid for it.  Judging from users' feedback , it seems that $2700 is not that bad after all?

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If this stupid thing had video I would have actually bought it.

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Shangri La wrote:

If this stupid thing had video I would have actually bought it.

I think the target market is less interested in video than the retro image Nikon wanted to project,

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Horshack Veteran Member • Posts: 5,803
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rhlpetrus wrote:

yray wrote:

Yeah, it is about 0.5% better in DxO, never mind the margin of error, we have a nice new number now! Cheers!

I know better, so I wrote "best low light score".

Even DxO was a little embarrassed to crown it the new low-light champion:

"It’s only marginally ahead of the D4 and more by luck than judgment it’s ahead of the D3s; though in real world terms the low-light capabilities are the same."

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A minor difference in the ISO where the colour depth drops to 18 bits...
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In practical terms all of the current Nikon FX cameras can shoot excellent 8" wide prints at ISO 3200.

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The $2700 questions is does the df focus as nearly as fast as the d3s in low light and if it does I am in.

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Fred Mueller Senior Member • Posts: 2,472
Re: A minor difference in the ISO where the colour depth drops to 18 bits...

I have a U1 setting on my 600 where I let the camera do noise reduction (on "High") and output to JPG Medium Normal. This is my social / family / informal shooting scenario. I have Auto ISO Max set to "Hi .7". These files look just fine at "pedestrian resolution" ie small print or any average screen display. I doubt the marginal advantage of the Df would be worth $2700 to me.

At base ISO I have the better chip in my camera, if you believe the DXO data - in practice though, again, not by much at all. Just a little more resolution, but the color rendition of the D4 has always looked really really good to me - a little more refined than the output from the 600.

Maybe we really have hit a plateau in chip technology.

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Horshack wrote:

rhlpetrus wrote:

yray wrote:

Yeah, it is about 0.5% better in DxO, never mind the margin of error, we have a nice new number now! Cheers!

I know better, so I wrote "best low light score".

Even DxO was a little embarrassed to crown it the new low-light champion:

"It’s only marginally ahead of the D4 and more by luck than judgment it’s ahead of the D3s; though in real world terms the low-light capabilities are the same."

It's so odd to see the reactions to the Df.

Robert

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Horshack Veteran Member • Posts: 5,803
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Shotcents wrote:

Horshack wrote:

rhlpetrus wrote:

yray wrote:

Yeah, it is about 0.5% better in DxO, never mind the margin of error, we have a nice new number now! Cheers!

I know better, so I wrote "best low light score".

Even DxO was a little embarrassed to crown it the new low-light champion:

"It’s only marginally ahead of the D4 and more by luck than judgment it’s ahead of the D3s; though in real world terms the low-light capabilities are the same."

It's so odd to see the reactions to the Df.

Robert

I agree. There's even a guy who started 10+ threads on the subject.

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I am the only one who thinks it is just plain ugly.
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Wow...
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Canon is completely bumped out of the top 20 in rankings....its best showing at #23

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Horshack wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

It's so odd to see the reactions to the Df.

Robert

I agree. There's even a guy who started 10+ threads on the subject.

Shortsense, Ha ha ha.

Stop writing about it and just go out and buy the camera already.

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Josh152 Senior Member • Posts: 1,888
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SamG10 wrote:

I think more and more people are realizing the value they're getting for what they paid for it. Judging from users' feedback , it seems that $2700 is not that bad after all?

Of course. The Df is camera that is purchased with the heart not the head. If the Df was exactly as it is now but in a D610 body instead if the retro one everyone would be saying Nikon was off their nut for charging so much.

The people who didn't' fall in love with the look and emotional appeal of the Df and therefore didn't see it as a good value for the money simply didn't buy one so the only user reports you will see are heavily biased.

Shotcents
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It's so odd to see the reactions to the Df.

Robert

I agree. There's even a guy who started 10+ threads on the subject.

Big difference when I'm supporting a product I've used and will buy.

Those who continue to bash it are simply strange.

And the more positive news on the Df that rolls in seems to drive them batty. Sorry, that's the way it is.

Robert

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