« on: August 31, 2012, 03:02:04 PM »
Very good read. Thanks.
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I bought a D800, and my fairly powerful PC could not handle editing of the raw files without taking excessive time to render the images. NR or other enhancements were painful. I edited a 500 image shoot, and that was enough for me. I've looked into the latest computers, but there is no major processing power improvements from my first generation i7 to the third one. I need 5X or 10X better for a 40mp raw file that opens to a 200+ MB file once in a editor.However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.
For what reason? Unless you plan to buy another super computer for 46MP - raw file
It is not about the number of pixels but the quality of the pixels that put the D800 spreading like wild fire in the market place! Nikon has created a new niche this time ... I hope Canon don't miss the boat, this round!The credit goes to Sony, who developed the Nikon D800(E) image sensor. This Sony-Nikon agreement will soon allow the same technology will become available to others.
The big difference in shooting a D800 versus any other FF camera is the D800's depth of detail which eliminates the need to frame tightly using a fuzzy zoom lens and instead allows shooting wider frames with the very best primes. The post cropped image then offers the very best in both detail depth and lens sharpness.
Unfortunately the Nikon D800 focusing problems are taking the edge off Nikon's success with the D800.
Sony themselves, Leica and Hasselblad are jumping on the bandwagon and are also likely to reap great benefits from this Sony high MP technology.
There are quite a number of other differences between the 1DX and the 5DIII, but none of them are any more significant to real-world shooting than the noise difference we see here.
Depends on your definition - if you're talking only IQ, fine. But...better sealing and 250K more shutter actuations seem like they benefit real world shooting, not to mention the improved metering.
Ok. more megapixels. That was always going to happen.
But will the sensor be any better?
Will it still have vertical banding up the wazoo in dark areas?
Will the read noise be the same?
Will the dynamic response be about the same?
What was so good about the D800 wasn't just the increase in number of pixels but the quality of those pixels.
There has been much focus on low light/high iso for the 1DX
I haven't been able to see much reporting on high light/low iso yet.
Regarding #3, what "Camera Calibration" are you using in LightRoom? Haven't played too much with it for the 1DX, but for my old T1I, I found some of the presets better for certain types of images than for others. I often ended up with "Camera Faithful," but sometimes "Landscape" got the color balance more to my liking.
Your mileage may, of course, vary =)