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| p.5 #1 · Nikon D800 Vs Canon 1Dx image quality [ very funny ] |
Chris Beaumont wrote:
Why are people comparing a $6800 12FPS 18MP camera to a $3000 4FPS 36MP camera is beyond me...
Can't speak for other people, but for me, it's interesting to see whether the case stacks up, I'm a Canon shooter, but I want a full-frame camera that does ISO6400 and has more than one AF point, at the moment (and putting aside that a 5D replacement surely is imminent) the only option in Canon is the 1Dx, for $6800.
Nikon has just released a $3000 camera that meets this (you would have thought fairly basic) specification, and a lot of people are interested to see whether 36MP really does ruin noise/dynamic range performance enough to make it pointless.
If the rumours of a 22MP 5DIII prove to be true, I really think Canon have done a masterstroke, I know Nikon shooters may have been asking for more than the 12MP of a D700, but I don't think anyone was saying that 21 just isn't enough, we need DOUBLE that (nearly) and by going for a megapixel willy waving contest, I think Nikon may well lose this round.
I understand what you are saying.
I guess we have to wait for the 5dMIII. It should be around the corner.
I hope you understood that my point was that Nikon has the D4, a camera with similar MP, FPS and price to the 1Dx.
It's a direct competitor. Both are aimed at exactly the same audience and have very similar specifications, including price.
Nikon has released samples from the D4, yet some people prefer to compare the 1Dx to the D800. And they do it in terms of noise.
So I get the impression that in some cases (not yours) it looks like they are trying to defend canon as hard as they can.
The D800 is not about low light shooting, as it is not a low noise camera. It was never intended to be one and I made my previous post because the D800 is being criticized by many (again, not your case) in that area.
It's like comparing a pick-up truck to a sports car and complaining the pick-up does not go around corners as well as the sports car...
Well, it was never meant to!
I could also say, from the samples released from both manufacturers, that the D4 will trounce and truly annihilate the 1Dx in terms of IQ (not specifically noise).
But I would never say something like that, because available samples are all jpgs!
I have no idea of how much processing the jpgs were subjected to.
I have seen some truly incredible samples from the D4, but I am 100% sure they were manipulated with PP.
And just like I stated one or two days ago, canon has a lousy track record for series 1 pre-release samples (i.e. they are usually awful), so, IMHO, at the moment, even direct comparisons between the D4 and 1Dx are somewhat futile.
There are just too many variables between the samples and they can be (very) misleading...
Having said all that, I understand all this is due to the fact that people are eager to find out how the next generation of cameras will perform.
I admit to being a gear-head myself.
I just believe the D800 is being harshly criticized by some, and in an unjustly way.
You know, Chris, I wonder if canon releases a 5DMIII with +30MP in a few weeks, how will the canon fanboys/D800 detractors excuse it's noise performance?