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Testing the Nikon Z9 at High ISO Against the Z6 II and D850

I just did a ISO comparison with the Nikon Z9 compared to the Nikon Z6 II and Nikon D850. I’ve been using my old D850 a lot for astrophotography and have been very pleased with its ISO performance.

A High ISO Shootout: Pentax K-3 III vs. Sony a7 III

You don’t see many new SLRs announced these days when it seems that most camera enthusiasts talk about mirrorless as the future of photography, but to the surprise of those online voices that proclaim the optical viewfinder dead, Ricoh Imaging has released just that in the Pentax K-3 Mark III.

Super Resolution Eliminates the Advantage of High-Megapixel Cameras

The megapixel race has picked up steam lately with most new models exceeding 45-megapixels and rumors circulating of 100-megapixel sensors on the horizon. But what if low-resolution images from cameras like Sony's a7S III and Canon's R6 offered more detail along with added low light benefits? Now they can.

Canon EOS R5 vs R6 Astrophotography and High ISO Comparison

Photographer Brent Hall recently went out to shoot a comparison video that a lot of Canon shooters are eager to see: the brand new EOS R5 vs the EOS R6, for astrophotography, at high ISO. Does the lower resolution sensor of the R6 give it a low-light advantage?

Forget Video: A Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Stills Photographers

Given all of the overheating controversy and the intense focus on the camera's 8K and 4K video capabilities, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that the Canon EOS R5 is also a stills camera. But Gordon Laing at Cameralabs didn't forget, and he's reviewed this camera specifically for stills photographers.

The Medium Format Experience: High ISO and the Milky Way

For several years I had believed that shooting a medium format camera at high ISO would yield terrible results. Most likely there would be no point in trying, I thought. However, a few days ago I nevertheless brought the Pentax 645Z and the Pentax 25mm f/4 out into the darkness where the zoombies reign — in my imagination anyway.

Sony a7R IV vs Medium Format: Image Quality and High ISO Comparison

When Sony announced the 61MP a7R IV this week, both presenters were quick to say that the camera's full-frame sensor "rivaled medium format" thanks to its combination of resolution and dynamic range. But was that engineering truth, or marketing speak? Photographer Matt Granger decided to find out.

Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z7 vs Fuji X-T3 : A Low-Light Shootout

Photographer and filmmaker Max Yuryev just did a shootout to see how top mirrorless cameras compare in shooting 4K footage in low light with high ISO. In the 10-minute video above, Yuryev compares the Sony a7 III, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as the APS-C Fuji X-T3 and the 4/3 Blackmagic Pocket 4K.

AI is Taking Low-Light Photography to the Next Level

When shooting a photo in low light, a low-ISO long-exposure photo requires a stable camera and blurs movement in the frame while a high-ISO short-exposure photo can be plagued with noise and poor quality. Now AI is bridging the cap, opening the door to low-ISO image quality while shooting at faster shutter speeds.

The Sony a7 III Has Amazing Low-Light Performance

It seems that every new Sony camera announcement these days creates an insane amount of hype because the company keeps pushing the envelope in different directions. Photographer and filmmaker Max Yuryev just tested the newly-unveiled a7 III's low-light abilities against the Sony a7R III, Sony a6500, and Panasonic GH5, and he was "shocked" by how impressive it is.

Canon 6D vs. 6D II: Here’s a High ISO Noise Comparison

After early camera tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II were published, photographers balked at the fact that the dynamic range of the camera performed so poorly against other modern cameras. Now yet another review is showing that if you often shoot at high ISOs, you may be better off sticking with the original 6D from 2012.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S’s High ISO Quality is Insane

The Fujifilm GFX 50S's ISO invariance makes it so easy to shoot the Milky Way that it's not even funny. I was able to take an "impossible" shot, capturing the Milky Way in the middle of Sydney, during a light festival, without bracketing on the Milky Way. The sensor captured so much info on the highlights that this was possible.

Google Engineer Raises the Bar On Low Light Smartphone Photography

When Google software engineer Florian Kainz showed his friends on the Gcam team a nightscape he captured using his fancy Canon 1DX, they threw down the gauntlet. Take that same photo, they challenged him, but with a smartphone camera instead. He accepted, and succeeded.

This is Why Ultra High ISO is a Big Deal in Photography

Ultra high ISO with lots of noise... There’s a lot of buzz going around about the new Pentax KP with it’s maximum ISO of 819200. Every comment I read says ‘what’s the point’?

Well, here are two benefits: late night framing and focus.

The Sony a99 II is a Low Light Monster

Sony's latest E-mount mirrorless cameras have wowed photographers with their low light and high ISO capabilities. Now it looks like its latest A-mount SLT, the new Sony a99 II, will do the same. Above is a 2-minute video showing its performance at ISOs up to 25600 in a room lit only by two candles.