Thu 28-Oct-10 05:33 PM | edited Fri 29-Oct-10 12:02 AM by MstrBones
>I'm thinking the noise-reduction algorithm in the EXPEED2 processor has become better
Possibly, though most high ISO images can be made to look better if shot RAW and post processed for noise reduction where you, as the editor, can trade detail for NR. I find in-camera settings to be rather coarse.
DXO has written some interesting stuff on the different generations of denoising algorithms and how one can extract a better image today from and older RAW image than they could, say, 5 years ago. Its a good argument for shooting RAW or RAW+Jpeg.
As far as the sensors go, it appears that the D7000 is somewhat finer grained in its noise, but my suspicion is it is just high resolution and our 96 dpi screens are sort of lying to us about 100% resolution viewing of these images.