>Presumably S mode you mean shutter priority. > >> Virtually the same settings. YET Noise level is horrible > >The obvious question is whether or not the light level is >similar. ISO 100 and ISO 200 is a full stop different. >Depending on light level, that can be material.
Which ever it is that sets the aperture automatically .. no different with exactly same settings. Just learned that it sets iso automatically in all but manual mode..
Makes this camera really bad for video because you must come out of live viewer change aperture and shutter should stay on 1/50 for video so in manual mode you have very little control! No sure what Nikon was thinking there