Sony A900 test shots

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by lostprophet, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    11,770
    Likes Received:
    109
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Had a few Sony A900's arrive this week at work

    All shots taken with the Zeiss 24-70 F2.8 all straight from camera no post processing other than cropping

    FULL IMAGE RESIZED
    [​IMG]

    All of the following shots are 100% crops
    ISO 100
    [​IMG]

    ISO 200
    [​IMG]

    ISO 400
    [​IMG]

    ISO 800
    [​IMG]

    ISO 1600
    [​IMG]

    1SO 3200
    [​IMG]

    ISO 6400
    [​IMG]


    I wanted to re do some of these as they are not the sharpest of shots but it was a bit too busy to re do them. Might have another try tomorrow if I get the time
     
  2. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Would it be possible to compare the noise with a similarly priced model of another brand? Without getting in trouble with gods, of course.
     
  3. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Scratch that! I see your Canon 50D has it beat by a mile, noise wise.
     
  4. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    11,770
    Likes Received:
    109
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It wouldn't be a good test as no one makes a 24mp Full frame body, although there be another camera soon ;)

    Canon has a 21mp camera at over twice the price, 1DS mkIII and in November there will be the 21mp 5D mkII

    The Nikon D700 is close to the £2000 of the Sony but its a 12mp camera so again not a good test as the Nikon has basically no noise what so ever
     
  5. shivaswrath

    shivaswrath TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norwalk, CT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ick, I'd take the D700 over the A900 anyday - real noisy! or you always have the $8k Canon (that is dropping below that mark as a matter of fact!)
     
  6. S2K1

    S2K1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    With all these new cameras with such low noise, it's hard for me to appreciate this camera.
     
  7. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Japan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Here they are side by side. You might have to maximize your browser window.



    Sony 900 - ISO 1600 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canon 50D - ISO 1600
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sony 900 - ISO 3200 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canon 50D - ISO 3200
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sony 900 - ISO 6400 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canon 50D - ISO 12800
    [​IMG] [​IMG]



    .
     
  8. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Japan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think there's not that much difference myself. About the same amount of noise but the Sony's noise is colored.

    And yeah, the D700 looks way better than both of these IMO.
     
  9. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,076
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Sorry, but I would find a shot on a television or photography test grid under controlled lighting conditions with the lens specifications of each, a more reliable indication. This leaves open too many questions.

    skieur
     
  10. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hmmm....

    5D MkII looks like a much more attractive super-megapixel option. Otherwise, yeah, D700 if you're going to spend 3k.
     
  11. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,076
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Even after you run an A900 shot through a noise reduction plug-in, you will still have considerably better resolution than the Nikon D700. :roll:

    skieur
     
  12. dEARlEADER

    dEARlEADER TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    really?... show us...
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
900 * 1600 photos
,
a900 iso 6400
,
how to check focal length in sony a900
,
maximizing my sony a900
,

sony a900

,
sony a900 shot test
,

sony a900 test

,
sony a900 test images
,
sony a900 test shoots
,
sony a900 test shots