I have put some of the high ISO RAW samples from the Sony a9 III under the pixel peeping microscope. The results do show there is a trade off for having a global shutter.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7gNQ8Jc14 Comment on the forum The Sony A7S series has always been considered the leader in low light at very high ISOs. But at just 12 megapixels, it’s a big sacrifice in resolution to get there especially in the 8K age. The main thing that strikes me about the current 24 megapixel full frame sensors is they are CLEAN. Certainly ISO 3200 on my Panasonic S5 looks very similarly clean…
Comment on the forum Note: My camera is running firmware version 0.2! If the performance changes when updated, I will re-do the test Does the Panasonic GH5S finally achieve full-frame like performance at ISO 12,800 against the best of the competition? Here I put the little nocturnal fox in the ring with the Sony A7R III, A7S II, Nikon D850 and the plain old ‘non-video-orientated’ GH5.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kSMd78oTU[/youtube] [pullquote]Comment on the forum[/pullquote] Timelapse photographer and EOSHD Forum user Davide Roveri has shot a revealing low light test of the new A7R II.
[pullquote]Comment on the forum[/pullquote] Just over 2 years ago Canon reported the testing of a prototype low light camera which I covered on the blog. Now they have commercialised it for $30,000 and it shoots 4 million ISO. Missed however by almost everyone is the fact this camera has a locking EF mount. Isn’t this something the Canon C300 Mk II should have had?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/66206596[/vimeo] The 5D Mark III is already a very capable low light camera. In its factory guise whilst not quite as clean as the Canon C300 or Sony FS100, it is the best DSLR for low light shooting (though the Nikon D5200 puts up a good fight). But that was before the latest developments with ML Raw. Has low light improved even further?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/60135187[/vimeo] Let’s pit the $700 Nikon D5200 against the $3000 Canon 5D Mark III and see which one comes out alive.
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/35275238[/vimeo] The footage here is shot with the EOSHD Intra-esting patch (AVC Intra at 88Mbit), which you can download here. Edit in Premiere CS5.5 on an AVC-Intra timeline for best workflow performance. Myth busting time! Yes the GH2 really can do clean, detailed ISO 12,800 in low light, and it is the best current DSLR for low light shooting, with an organic fine grain noise pattern like the Canon C300.…