These are simply stunning. Kudos to Canon for creating a low-light beast. The ISO performance seems similar to the D3s despite having twice the resolution.
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Guess you're one of those pro photographers who are doing REALLY well and has really deep pockets. Its not about 'compromise', its about ROI ... as in any business.
No pro would switch at this point in time, period. These are brand new cameras and completely untested. In 4-7 months, that could change. Anyone switching, based on specs and demo shots, isnt a pro in my book.
Bigger files means increased storage requirements. I've already filled several 1TB hard drives with photos from my 5DII & 7D. 40+ mp would be ridiculous!
I just downloaded the high ISO images from DPR. All the images were taken at 3EV, so they are real low light images.
On my screen, I could see the noise at ISO 102400, but the 8.5 X 11 prints were sharp and clean. I then printed 3 more, 51200, 25,600, 12800, and they also suprised me. I could show any of these prints to someone, and they would not suspect that they were high ISO unless they had a magnifier.
These were jpegs with no additional processing by me, I would expect RAW to be better.
I certainly plan to use the ISO 25600 freely whenever I absolutely need it in low light for a fast shutter speed.
Canon has done some real work on the blacks, I can move the black slider in LR4 all the way to the right without seeing any banding.
Not to date myself too much who was raised/trained and shot professionally with film, The ISO 25600 shots are cleaner than the old 1600 ISO film... the old film, at high ISO was A) very expensive, and B) almost unusable for anything bigger than a 4x6, and even that look like it was sneezed on. Technology with every new camera never ceases to amaze me.
Nikon D800 native iso: 100-6400
Canon 5d3 native iso: 100-25600
Is this right? Looking forward to the high iso samples to see any significant improvements.
That's a big selling point I think Canon just did, if those extra 2 stops of iso are usable!
Just read and watched an interview saying that it would be available in North America by the end of March!
Is it already available for shipping/pre-order?? At the B&H website, it says it is backordered and you can add to cart, but with the 1dx is still says price is not determined and it isn't even available for preorder.