Nikon P5100 at 800 ISO

I am taking it slowly with the camera and only now that I have had a little more experience with it, I decided to find out what it can do at higher ISO.

Here is a shot at 1/150 second at f5.3 and 800 ISO. The full frame shot is 4000 x 3000 pixels and the crop is 1000 x 1000, which represents therefore 1/12 of the area of the frame.

There is noise, but it doesn’t seem too bad. Rather more important it seems to me, is that the image is sketchier and less saturated than it would have been had it been shot at lower ISO. It stills seems fine to me though, for what it is.

Full frame

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Crop

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2 thoughts on “Nikon P5100 at 800 ISO

  1. Jerry

    I also have a P5100 and I’ve discovered ISO performance all the way up to 2000 is more acceptable that I expected. If you use CS3 or Elements 6 to open your JPEGs as RAW files then you can use ACR in Photoshop to remove the extra color noise … which makes the ISO noise look less digital and more like film grain.

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  2. Interesting. I had no idea it was possible to open jpegs in ACR, so I checked it out.

    I haven’t processed an image this way yet and I had to find out how to do it.

    This is how to open jpegs in ACR in Photoshop CS3:

    Photoshop > Preferences > File Handling, and check where it says “Prefer Adobe Camera Raw for JPEG files”

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