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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:54 pm 
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Hi everyone, I've just posted High ISO samples comparing the Canon EOS 500D / T1i, Nikon D5000 and Olympus E-620 here:

Canon 500D / T1i vs Nikon D5000 vs Olympus E-620 High ISO shoot-out!!

Be interested to hear what you think...

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Looks like the D5000 has a surprisingly low amount of color noise. Even the luminance noise is better. At ISO 3200 the D5000 is still fairly sharp, whereas the 500D looks a bit foggy. Thanks for the tests, Gordon.

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I agree, seems like Nikon's got another winner in high ISO performance, unsurprisingly given that the D5000 shares sensor with the D90.

Gordon, did you use the default settings for color, contrast, sharpness, etc in all cameras? Apart from the loss of saturation in the Canon as sensitivity increases, it seems that from the very first shot both Nikon's (and Olympus' in a lesser degree) shots are a little bit punchier. Perhaps because of a more consumer oriented default settings, even as the D40/D60 before them?


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Thanks for the comparison Gordon. I assume you also noticed the D5000 shots are the practically same as the D90 shots in noise performance?

I liked how it also retained colours and contrast, as opposed to the smudged and desaturated look of the 500D

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Hi beren23, yes, I used all the default settings BUT I turned Active D-Lighting off.


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Hi Gordon, thanks for replying!


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Hi everyone, as our full review of this camera comes ever closer (!) here's a series of video clips you may enjoy - all filmed moments apart allowing direct comparisons to be made. Registered vimeo members can download the original files.

Nikon D5000 video in 720p / 24fps: http://www.vimeo.com/4757198

Canon 500D / T1i video in 720p / 30fps: http://www.vimeo.com/4755937

Canon 500D / T1i video in 1080p / 20fps: http://www.vimeo.com/4756840

Tell us what you think!

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Just bought it one week ago to be my first DLSR and i'm verry happy with it. Bought it in Holland (where i life) together with the 18-105 VR lens for a € 870,-
Will be happy to see your full review!

Keep up the good work.


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The Canon videos seem to have some lens flare that the Nikon video does not. Was there a hood on the Nikon lens?


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Hi everyone, we've just posted our full review of the D5000 here!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D5000/

PS - HD video tour to follow in the next few weeks...


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great, looks like the processing is very good


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Really nice review. Just one thing I recognised: At the features page the top paragraph (The Nikon D5000 has an F-mount which can accommodate most ... effective focal range of 27-83mm.) shows up twice. I don't know if this is on purpose or not. Reading it twice caught my attention.


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Thanks!

Ahem, yes Ernie, that was of course deliberate - I really wanted to make sure everyone got that point! Only kidding - I've deleted the duplicate paragraph - thanks for letting me know!


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Just been reading a review of the D5000 which makes the following statements...

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When it comes to color reproduction, the Nikon D5000 seems to be a tad more stable than the D90. Color depth on the D5000 has also been significantly improved compared to the D90.


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Even though the Nikon D5000 features a similar resolution image sensor as the D90; they don't include the same features. The effective sensibility of the D5000 image sensor clearly deviates from that of the D90. Whereas the D90 has a lower effective ISO value over almost the entire ISO range, the Nikon D5000 shows the opposite. ISO 100 has nearly the same sensitivity as the ISO 200 setting (181 and 191 ISO), 400 - 1600 ISO are an average of 23% higher and 3200 and 6400 ISO are the equivalent of the acclaimed specifications.


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The good news is that the Nikon D5000 has an improved S/R ratio compared to the D90


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The dynamic range of the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera is fine. You could even call it excellent while it is able to optimally reproduce the details in the dark and light areas of a picture up to and including ISO 1600. Also here Nikon has improved the D5000 compared to the D90, which is an excellent achievement.


Source http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/camera/ ... age_1.html

This has confused me as in the Camera Labs review the conclusion is...

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So in terms of image quality, the D5000 matches the D90’s output


Does the D5000 have better colour reproduction, S/R ratio and dynamic range than the D90?


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Hi everyone, just a quick update to let you know I've finally posted my video tour of the Nikon D5000!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon ... view.shtml


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