Jean-François Didelot, Founder of Victorimage, shot three videos using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Check them out after the break. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 8th, 2012. No Comments.

Here is another set of Nikon D800 samples taken from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 25600 (hi-2). Full resolution versions are available so you can check out the high ISO image quality of Nikon D800 at any magnification you want to. The image quality of high ISO shots are quite good and they certainly impressed some people. However it appears that all images with ISO higher than 3200 were processed quite differently, making true high ISO noise performance evaluation difficult. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 6th, 2012. No Comments.

Yesterday, DPReview published Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples: images taken at different ISO under low light conditions (3000K halogen light ~3EV). The photos were JPEG output directly from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with default camera noise reduction (NR) settings.

I downloaded the full size photos and viewed the images in whole on my 24″ display (at resolution of ~1570×1043) and the lack of noise was astounding. There is no perceivable noise up to ISO 6400. Only slight hint of noise at ISO 12800 and obvious noise at ISO 25600 and higher. Did Canon improve the sensor ISO noise performance or did Canon improve their noise reduction algorithm in image processor? Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 3rd, 2012. 2 Comments.

Many sample photos from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III are showing up.

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 2nd, 2012. No Comments.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III pre-orders are up at major online retailers. The camera is expected to ship around end of March, about the same time Nikon D800 ships.

From Amazon

From B&H

From Adorama

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 2nd, 2012. No Comments.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
There isn’t much surprise left. What rumors had all along had been mostly true, including the MSRP of $3499. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III certainly carries significant improvements over its predecessor in almost all aspects. The question is if it offers enough for existing users of Canon EOS 5D Mark II users to upgrade or compete against the Nikon D800.

Key Features

  • 22.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • New DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor
  • Class-leading ISO Performance 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400).
  • High Precision 61-point Autofocus
  • Quick-fire 6 fps Shooting
  • iFCL 63-zone Metering Sensor
  • Enhanced Full HD Movie Recording: 1080P at 24, 25 and 30fps. High quality intraframe (All-I) compression.
  • Weather-resistant Construction
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% coverage and a 0.71x magnification ratio
  • 3.2″ Clear View LCD II with 1.04 million dot resolution
  • Dual Memory Card Slots: CompactFlash and SD Card slots.

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Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 1st, 2012. No Comments.

The designers of the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E aimed very high when they started working on the project. That’s what the behind the scenes story told us.

Nikon engineers wanted to design the D800 “a step above” Nikon’s flagship the D3X, a 24-megapixel model released in 2008, and they wanted to compete against “high-resolution medium-format digital cameras or digital camera backs” for “image quality, tone reproduction, and sharpness” in a light and compact DSLR body. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on March 1st, 2012. No Comments.

Nikon posted some official samples with the Nikon D800 announcements but there weren’t anything shot at very high ISO. There were some unofficial high ISO samples here. We also looked at ISO 6400. If you are frequent readers of DPTnT you might have read our old post with link to some NEF raw samples taking with Nikon D800. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on February 29th, 2012. 1 Comment.
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