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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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Canon 5D mk2 vs Nikon D3s in low light

Here is a video showing Canon 5D mk2 vs Nikon D3s low light comparison:

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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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Both of the camera clips look nice, although the D3s seems to provide a much cleaner image at low light levels.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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I agree, it looks like it can handle the mid shadow range with less noise!

Btw, I'm out of the loop in regards to Nikon gear. I remember that Nikon had a DSLR that shot video around the time the 5D was released however it didn't stack up. Is this a new camera from Nikon with better video capability?
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Old December 15th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Glen, the earlier Nikon you are refering to is the D90, Nikon's current high-end consumer DSLR. It's a $900 model with DX sensor and shot 720 progressive. The recently introduced D3s here is from their flagship pro line and costs $5000 and shoots full frame...but, still uses the 720p format.
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Ok, I watched this full screen and I can't see any difference. I hope I never develop this "ability" to see flaws the way you guys do. I see very little appreciable noise in either shot. You guys must have never used an A1... :)
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Old December 18th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #6
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Ok, I watched this full screen and I can't see any difference. I hope I never develop this "ability" to see flaws the way you guys do.
If you're honest, I bet you'd also realize that you already got this "ability" -- it's the sum of all components: As in "the more you see the more you know" thingee.

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Glen, the earlier Nikon you are refering to is the D90, Nikon's current high-end consumer DSLR. It's a $900 model with DX sensor and shot 720 progressive. The recently introduced D3s here is from their flagship pro line and costs $5000 and shoots full frame...but, still uses the 720p format.
Thanks for the clarification Steve. I wonder why Nikon is stuck on 720p even for their FULL FRAME sensor? The poster made a very good point- once you down-convert the 1080p 5D stuff to 720p frame size most of the noise will be smoothed out making the comparison moot.

5D over the Nikon offerings, all the way!
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Ok, I watched this full screen and I can't see any difference. I hope I never develop this "ability" to see flaws the way you guys do. I see very little appreciable noise in either shot. You guys must have never used an A1... :)
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Bill the noise is most noticeable when the camera pans away from the items towards the shadows at the bottom of the frame.
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