cameras with higher ISOs

11 years 6 months ago #55069 by Singa
I know that using a higher ISO creates noise, then why do some cameras have really high ISOs? like 6400 ISO. When and why would anyone use a ISO that high?


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11 years 6 months ago #55558 by KCook
To freeze an action subject in low light (without flash).

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11 years 6 months ago #55562 by SpreadHDGFX
Does the camera usually do better with the noise at an ISO like 3200 compared to other cameras?


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11 years 6 months ago #55568 by chasrich
The noise at any given ISO setting will vary from camera to camera. I say this not because I have many cameras but because the noise at the higher ISO settings in not that bothersome on my Canon 60D. I'm told it is a low noise sensor and I'm inclined to believe that based on the performance.

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent

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11 years 6 months ago - 11 years 6 months ago #55644 by Henry Peach

Singa wrote: ...why would anyone use a ISO that high?


Because we can! :woohoo: Lot's of interesting things happen in dark places, and sometimes using a flash can be obtrusive. Raising the ISO does tend to increase apparent noise. Compared to what I was used to shooting film even the older, cheaper DSLRs do a great job at high ISOs, and the 35mm DSLRs I'm using are fantastic at ISOs that I never thought I'd shoot at. And I don't use much additional noise reduction other than what's available in Adobe Camera Raw. They look pretty good on screen, but even more noise disappears somewhere between pixel peeping and the print.

I used to fear going above ISO 400, until I had some large prints made. Confront your fears. Make some test prints to see what you're really getting at ISO 3200. I'm not frightened of 4-digit ISOs once I saw what prints looked like.

Even if you are getting noise you have to decide what is better: a noisy photo or no photo? Go to the library and take a look at one of those Rolling Stone mag books on music photography. Look at how grainy and awful some of those looked. If you can convey some of the emotion, interest, and/or excitement of the scene the viewer will forgive a bit of noise.

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