D90 vs D700 thinking of switching
I know another one. Sorry about that.
I've read all the others, so I feel fairly sure I understand all the pros and cons.
My main reason for wanting to switch is that it seems to me I would get the highest dynamic range, tonal and color quality that I can afford. Also the extra stop or 3 of ISO would be very liberating when I shoot inside and don't have a tripod.
Of course it doesn't hurt that I would get more buttons for more frequently used options, and a more robust body, faster autofocus on my D lenses, and better AF in general, a better viewfinder for my older eyes etc...
But am I fooling myself about the difference in the quality between these 2 bodies ? The reason I ask is that I thought DXO was a very highly respected authority on these things. I was doing the compare between the d90 and d700 and if I'm interperting the results correctly ( they even have images that show on the graph to illustrate the differents in the data points ), it shows very little noticable differnence between the 2 bodies.
Can some experts chime in to help me know if this is the image quality is really significantly better or not between the two ? Assuming pro and semi pro glass, and most kinds of shooting except sport.
#1. "RE: D90 vs D700 thinking of switching" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 27-Jun-10 03:39 AM
I don't see very much difference between images captured with my D300 and D700 at base ISO settings.
The FX bodies provide about one stop narrower DOF and about a 1.5 stop advantage in high ISO performance.
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#2. "RE: D90 vs D700 thinking of switching" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 27-Jun-10 11:19 PM
DxO is right. It really isn't that much different. The D700 is relatively old technology now - the D3s is 1.5-2 stops better in high ISO, and the D3x has a ton more resolution.
The D90 is presently the best DX body for high ISO and since they all have the same sensor size, they're all about the same for IQ.
And at lower ISOs, you may be surprised to find that a D700 is essentially indistinguishable from older, "very obsolete" bodies such as the D2x.
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#3. "RE: D90 vs D700 thinking of switching" | In response to Reply # 0KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Thu 01-Jul-10 05:18 AM
Here's Nikonian Bill Claff's photographic Dynamic Range measurements - very interesting stuff here:
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