Nikon Rumors grabbed some Nikon D800 vs. Nikon D700 high ISO noise comparison shots before the original Taiwanese website pulled the images at Nikon’s request.

Some readers quickly pointed out that the Nikon D700 images were out of focus but nonetheless the Nikon D800 appears to have excellent high ISO noise performance. Both set of images were labeled as 100% crops and they show about the same coverage of the scene. One possible explanation is that the Nikon D700 images were shot at much closer distance than the Nikon D800 images. This method is probably a fair way to compare cameras with different pixel densities but we really should be looking at both noise and details. We may have to wait until end of March when the Nikon D800 officially starts to ship to see any solid reviews and comparisons.

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