5D Mark III raw video (Magic Lantern) versus KineRAW MINI for image quality In: Cameras Posted November 7, 2013 If anyone can be bothered, I'd really appreciate having the relationship between dynamic range and ISO performance explained to me (I do understand the two concepts independently btw). For example: If Andrew's test scene above was considerably less well-lit, yet still designed to benefit from 13 stops DR to show all main detail, which camera would "win"? I know the answer is subjective to some extent, but what I can't fix in my head is how the 5D can be the better low-light performer and the Kine have the greater DR. Surely a better high-ISO image also means better in the shadows, and therefore can be lifted more if you expose to the left (as in first part of Andrew's test where he keeps the highlights on the Super-8 cam with the 5D). In that part of the test the Kine wins, and yet in the low-light stakes the 5D wins! Arrrggh I don't get it! Is it just that the 5D is better all-round (colour etc) in low light? I hope this question is clear enough for you to understand what I'm asking - I am confused so it's not easy to put into plain english ... I think, looking at Andrew's comparison, the Kine has more DR, probably 1.5 stops more at (and this is key) low ISOs, i.e. ISO400 where they both perform with little noise in the shadows. However the 5D is about a stop cleaner as you bump up the ISO so my guess would be if you ran Andrew's test shot where you can see the limits of both cameras, the highlights and shadows at the same time but this time shot them both at ISO1600 that Kine advantage in DR might disappear because the shadows would be noisier. This I think is partly the advantage of a full frame sensor, it tends to be a stop better than a S35 sensor in low light as it collects a stop more light over it's surface. That's why I personally like FF sensors more than S35, because you can chose to have the exact same DoF as a S35 camera by stopping down one more stop on the lens at no noise penalty BUT you also have an option for shallower DoF if you'd like AND crucially, lenses that are a stop slower are cheaper, sharper, easier to make and if you're lucky come with IS.