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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

nrothschild

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"RE: An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400?"

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Mon 21-May-12 10:41 PM

Hi Jay,

>> I don't care if it is 12mp or 16mp or 24mp, I just want the high ISO capability of my D700 and D3s.

The following chart illustrates why you cannot have that... in a DX sensor. Actually, you could (and probably would) have the D700 performance but not the D3s, which is one stop better than the D700.

The D3s outperforms ideal DX at higher ISOs and we can never expect to get perfection (ideal DX). At the present time we can only expect to get a D400 that performs as well as the D4 and D800 in DX crop mode.

The D800 and D4, in DX mode, underperforms the D3s by about a stop. They are about equal to the D700, which I did not show here to avoid confusing the chart.

This is why I stressed previously that as FX approaches parity with DX in terms of cost and sensor density DX stops making sense... for those that want the best possible performance from a DSLR.

DX makes a lot of sense if your expectations are not that high. But wanting a DX camera to perform like a D3s is quite a high expectation.

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