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thursdaylsr
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p.1 #1 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


We got the new D3100's in today at work, and I was pretty curious on how the camera handled. Pretty tiny, which is nice. And the new AF system is pretty good as well. Video didn't look too bad either. Anyway, thing I was most worried about was how well the different ISO settings were, so I just did a quick little test. This is the least scientific and quickest test I could do. So, here you go... Links to full size under each photo. Sorry I didn't have a sharper lens to use, or more exciting samples. Might bring my 300 tomorrow just to dwarf the body and to see how sharp it really is.

100 ISO

ISO 100 Original Size

200 ISO

ISO 200 Original Size

400 ISO

ISO 400 Original Size


800 ISO

ISO 800 Original Size

1600 ISO

ISO 1600 Original Size

3200 ISO

ISO 3200 Original Size

Hi.1 ISO

ISO Hi.1 Original Size

Hi.2 ISO

ISO Hi.2 Original Size

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Sep 17, 2010 at 05:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


dude you MUST reduce the sizes of the images, just provide links to them for us

thanks


J



Sep 17, 2010 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Good thing my monitor is bigger than the jumbotron in times square, else it would have been hard to see these images


Sep 17, 2010 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


thanks for doing this i think it shows a good representation of the iso noise.


Sep 17, 2010 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Dude, seriously you need to downsize those. I'm running a 30" monitor here at work and I can barely fit the upper left corner of the image on my screen.


Sep 17, 2010 at 06:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Or at least crop the same section in each large shot.


Sep 17, 2010 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Well.. I'm NOT going to buy that camera.... it's images won't fit on my monitor! sheesh Nikon, come on!




Sep 17, 2010 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #8 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Frankly anything above ISO800 wouldn't make such a great large print. In smaller sizes it's fine right up to ISO3200. Oh well. it is what it is........


Sep 17, 2010 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #9 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Sure does produce BIG images!


Sep 17, 2010 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #10 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Sorryyy. I was at work! I'm gonna fix the post now. I'll do crop samples too.


Sep 17, 2010 at 08:05 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Thank you! (for fixing the post and posting examples)

Once you equalize resolution that's at least a stop better than my D300 @ 3200 & 6400, that'd put it right about even with the D700. Looks like Chase wasn't far off base with his comparison to D700 class ISO.

Should be much nicer with RAW when you can use real sharpening and NR.



Sep 17, 2010 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #12 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


You can see the small details being destroyed.
Typical symptom with crop bodies.



Sep 17, 2010 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #13 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


If I get a chance tomorrow I'll take some RAW examples and run them through LR3, not sure how busy I'll be.

Overall, I actually really like the camera. If it was able to AF more lenses, I might actually look into it as a travel camera. It's even smaller than the D40.



Sep 17, 2010 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Are these samples with in body noise reduction on? Can it even be turned off in the options?


Sep 17, 2010 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #15 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


I don't think any Non-nikon software supports the D3100 raw files yet.


Sep 17, 2010 at 09:23 PM
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p.1 #16 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Catfur wrote:
Are these samples with in body noise reduction on? Can it even be turned off in the options?


Whatever the default setting is. I think it was off? Not sure as I just scrolled through the settings.



Sep 17, 2010 at 09:28 PM
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p.1 #17 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


I don't mind that the D3s outperforms my D3 at high ISO. But to see a $700 consumer body threatening to invade that same territory of noise control brings a little tear to my eye.


Sep 17, 2010 at 09:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


Todd Adamson wrote:
I don't mind that the D3s outperforms my D3 at high ISO. But to see a $700 consumer body threatening to invade that same territory of noise control brings a little tear to my eye.


Can't wait for the D7000



Sep 17, 2010 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


I'm not sure about how 'even' it is with the D700. I have ISO 6400 files cleaner, and with more detail than the ISO 3200 image. Even 1600 is looking soft.

Looks like they're trying to make it look like it has clean high ISO at the expense of detail/sharpness. But this is all based on JPEGs.



Sep 17, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · VERY ROUGH Nikon D3100 ISO Comparison


EXIF for the ISO 3200 file reveals that High ISO NR was set to "Normal"

thursdaylsr wrote:
Whatever the default setting is. I think it was off? Not sure as I just scrolled through the settings.




Sep 17, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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