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High ISO performance in D5000


Crestwood, US
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jeffmeyers Silver Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Nikonian since 25th Aug 2006
Sun 17-May-09 02:38 AM

So is the high ISO performance of the D5000 the same or significantly better than the D300?

Jeff Meyers
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#1. "RE: High ISO performance in D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Sun 17-May-09 01:47 AM | edited Sun 17-May-09 02:00 AM by mfaccone

When I played with the D5000 I had my D300 with me.
I set both camera in Manual mode.
ISO 3200
1/30 shutter speed
Found that the D5000 was a little better.
They were close.. had to pixel peak real close to tell the difference

ISO 3200
1/60 shutter speed
Found that the D5000 was a hair better.
Same thing... had to look real close to tell a difference.

When I went up to Hi 1.0 or I think that is 6400 ISO was when I started to see the D300 look a little better than the D5000
Not by much though.
But, for head to head comparison... the D5000 stands its ground.

This is my opinion... it wasn't really a true controlled test. All my shots were hand held, which is where most shots actually happen anyway.


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