Nikon D3/ ISO 25,600

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  1. chris_arnet

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    Has anybody bought or tested the new D3 yet? When I read about ISO 25,600 in Popular Photography I honestly thought it was a typo. I would Love to see test shots at that high of an ISO, especially because its not a full frame sensor, so it will naturally have more noise. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

    Not that i could be converted from Canon anyway.
     
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    Not a typo. They are full frame.
     
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    It is not yet released to the general public. It comes out later this month.
     
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    It is full frame. Google the web for D3 High ISO examples. You will be impressed.
     
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    ah, i coulda sworn they weren't full frame. i did, and wow. i expected to see noise with an outline of a picture, lol. but it was much better than i expected it to be. still probably un-usable though.
     
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    yup.. its not a typo... and very impressive indeed.

    All I can say...

    Well its about time Nikon!
     
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    probably is unusable. But that's not the point. The point is ISO6400 is very usable and it isn't on nearly every other camera.
     
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    yeah,yeah,yeah, ISO 300,000...Remind me to bring a D3 to my upcoming trip to outer space.

    But can it shoot at ISO 100 in mid afternoon?
    Nope.
    Stock up on ND filters, Nikonians.

    :D
     
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    Sorry to disappoint you, but yes it can. There is a built in electronic circuit that takes it to ISO 100, that doesn't degrade the already spectacular image quality.

    Quoting directly from NikonUSA's website: Extreme Low-noise ISO range with Advanced Noise Reduction enables photographers to confidently select from 200-6400 ISO with an expanded range that includes Lo-1 (100 ISO)Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO)

    That information page is available HERE (clicky).

    They just call it Lo-1 because "technically" it isn't strictly sensor sensitivity, it is image processing... but it is non-destructive.
     
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    Oh, come on...I was just poking fun at you guys. I'm not a "brand-washed" consumer.
    Just seemed odd, that the range moved from 100 to 200 upwards.

    Does anyone know why this is? Is one chip not able to be of high sensitivity, as well as of low?
     

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