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Noise Performance D300 vs D50 Why is my D50 better?

Swetz

Cambridge, US
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Swetz Registered since 26th Feb 2006
Fri 02-May-08 10:10 AM

Maybe I am just paranoid about spending $1800 on a camera but I think my D50 has better noise performance then my D300. Not sure if you can tell with a full photo so I included both a full photo and actual pixels.

What is going on here? I thought the D300 should have better noise performance at high ISO then the D50.

All photos are at ISO 800, at ISO 1600 the difference between the D50 and D300 is even more dramatic! (D50 being better)

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Steve
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