Thursday, March 22, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III High ISO

There's a lot of confusion out there on just how much Canon has improved the high ISO performance on the 5D Mark III.  Many of the sample JPEGs shows a dramatic improvement (up to 2 stops claimed by Canon) however the question is how much of an improvement is there with RAW images.

I decided to capture some quick test frames from both my 5D2 and 5D3 at various high ISOs to answer this question.  This was done with a tripod, converted in Adobe Camera Raw.  Click on the images to view the full size versions.

5D2 @ ISO 3200
5D3 @ ISO 3200
5D2 @ ISO 6400
5D3 @ ISO 6400
5D2 @ ISO 12800
5D3 @ ISO 12800
5D2 @ ISO 25600
5D3 @ ISO 25600

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