Canon EOS 6D Noise and Resolution tests
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thw2
Registered: Dec 27, 2004
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pixelpix wrote:
A quick look at shadow noise.... (100% crops from an ISO400 image)


No banding. But noise is still there. I'm sure if the same is done to Sony EXMOR sensor output, we'll not see any noise signature.



pixelpix
Registered: Jul 19, 2002
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For comparision, here is the D800E @Base ISO....

http://www.australianlight.com.au/blog/d800e_shadow_detail/



pixelpix
Registered: Jul 19, 2002
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6D at 100ISO....



+3 Stops


I didn't set out today to get some grossly underexposed shots and to see how far they could be pulled.... I simply made a few grabs and these are shadow areas from those.

From these, I am personally quite confident that the 6D offers me that bit extra shadow in case I need it on my regular shots.



gabimaster
Registered: May 25, 2008
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For sure it looks better than 5D MK3.



David Baldwin
Registered: Jun 28, 2007
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If the 6D has solved the banding problem I will DEFINITELY get one! For my night photography banding has been an issue to worry about with both film scanners and DSLRs (of varying brand) for at least a decade one way or another. An affordable DSLR which allows high ISO low light photography without any banding (I can cope with noise, its banding that kills me!) then that is a Holy Grail for me.



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
The 6D in those noise tests is only a little bit better than the 5D III.


Only a little bit better? For how much less $$? Isn't a 5DIII $3400? If i could afford that, I would have bought a 5DIII. I cannot, so I am VERY pleased to have the latest FF sensor, with great noise handling, for what I can afford.



Imagemaster
Registered: Feb 23, 2004
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ISO1600 wrote:
Pixel Perfect wrote:
The 6D in those noise tests is only a little bit better than the 5D III.


Only a little bit better? For how much less $$? Isn't a 5DIII $3400? If i could afford that, I would have bought a 5DIII. I cannot, so I am VERY pleased to have the latest FF sensor, with great noise handling, for what I can afford.


My point, even if the 5DIII is $2990, the 6D is still cheaper, has the latest FF sensor, and other options the 5DIII does not have.

Which is better depends on what one wants and what one wants to pay.



Yohan Pamudji
Registered: Jul 17, 2003
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Very encouraging early results. Looks like the 5DIV incorporating 6D sensor tech will be that ever-elusive Last Camera I'll Ever Need™. Too bad it'll be 3 years before it gets here



David Baldwin
Registered: Jun 28, 2007
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"Looks like the 5DIV incorporating 6D sensor tech will be that ever-elusive Last Camera I'll Ever Need™"

Well said, I am thinking that way myself!



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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I just got one!!! Why do I read these forums!



StillFingerz
Registered: Jul 29, 2010
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I just got one!!! Why do I read these forums!


Encouraging...
Can't wait for your thoughts Fred!
Now go shoot somethin will ya, perhaps with one of your TSE's



AGeoJO
Registered: Jul 08, 2003
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I just got one!!! Why do I read these forums!




This is the best post of the year .



pixelpix
Registered: Jul 19, 2002
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Country: Australia

Fred Miranda wrote:
I just got one!!! Why do I read these forums!



Onya Fred!!

btw... if you don't find the same results as me, blame that guy over there ----->



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
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I'm very happy with mine so far.



sassyii
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
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I too question why I read these forums! Got mine today too!



macrobild
Registered: Dec 20, 2012
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thw2 wrote:
pixelpix wrote:
A quick look at shadow noise.... (100% crops from an ISO400 image)


No banding. But noise is still there. I'm sure if the same is done to Sony EXMOR sensor output, we'll not see any noise signature.


look after banding at base iso=100iso not 400iso



macrobild
Registered: Dec 20, 2012
Total Posts: 191
Country: Sweden

gabimaster wrote:
For sure it looks better than 5D MK3.

6D has better FWC and QE than 5dmk3 which gives a little better signal/noise ratio



macrobild
Registered: Dec 20, 2012
Total Posts: 191
Country: Sweden

pixelpix wrote:
6D at 100ISO....



+3 Stops


I didn't set out today to get some grossly underexposed shots and to see how far they could be pulled.... I simply made a few grabs and these are shadow areas from those.

From these, I am personally quite confident that the 6D offers me that bit extra shadow in case I need it on my regular shots.


The 6d offers you about 0.5 EV better shadows than 5dmk3 but much more in results comparing to 5dmk2. 3. if the visible banding is gone.



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