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Offline parrysights

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Nikon D7100 Review - Reflection on D3200
« on: October 11, 2013, 03:17:00 pm »
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Another tour de force for the team. Thank you very much. This type of work makes it easier for me to rationalize purchasing your software in part to support the information that saves me much more on lens purchases.

I currently shot with a D600 (no sensor spot issues) and a D3200. The D600 is outstanding in all ways as evidenced by your reviews, and my experience. The D3200 is not so obvious. So I did a little bit of digging with the DxO data. It may be of interest to other readers.

There are only three lenses that have DxO data with the Nikon D3200. These are: Tamron 28-300, Sigma 120-400 and Tamron 120-400. There is also data for the D7100 with these lenses, so we can perhaps start to see what the impact is of the slightly different sensor and the removal of the low-pass filter. Here are the numbers that I have uncovered. They relate only to the 'Sharpness' scores, see the full lens reviews for more information.

Tamron 28-300
 - D3200 5, D7100 6
Tamron 70-200
 - D3200 5, D7100 6
Sigma 120-400
 - D3200 7, D7100 7

The comparable 'Sharpness' scores for the D600 are 9, 15 and 12 respectively. Clearly not all 24 MP cameras are the same.

I estimate the difference in sharpness between the D3200 and D7100 is about 15% or so, in favor of the D7100. This is a bit less than the improvement seen when comparing the D800 and D800E using the DxO numbers.

I hope this helps those of you who wonder how the D3200 and D5200 stack up until the DxO team comes out with more figures. The bottom line is go out and shoot. I still have lots of fun taking my D70 out and shooting candid B&W photos.

Offline Emilie_DxOMark

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Re: Nikon D7100 Review - Reflection on D3200
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 07:58:36 am »

Thanks for your kind support! D3200 measurement available should not have been published. All measurement should be soon ready :)

Best regards,

The DxOMark team