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| p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · So Nikon D800 is better than 1D X at high ISO |
It really is a bit bogus! First this:
tests are conducted using straight-from-camera JPEGS at default noise reduction settings,
Because making the best files from RAW would be too subjective? Or even setting all of the NR parameters to "Medium"?
But then they don't even show a single print. They admit that part is completely subjective, the judging of prints. But they need to at least share a few samples so that we can tell what they are looking at!
Sometimes it comes down to a self fulfilling prophecy. I have seen many people say, for example, that they really like the noise from XXX camera, finding it very "film like." While I find it obnoxious & distracting & course.
Plus no handy link to samples, just the usual samples from their reviews that you have to go download & compare yourself.
When Michael Reichman compared high ISO files from the Sony 7R to the 7S, he claimed a 3 stop advantage to the 7S!! Many other people looking at his sample images saw less than 1 stop. Which is also what DxO said, etc,.
It could have been a good effort. After all of that work, even if they showed us samples of the output it would have put it all in context. Oh well ... One more limited data point.