Canon 30D Nighttime Noise Tests

We test the new 30D digital camera for image noise at night.
The RAW files for this and the other tests are available from our Camera Test page.

The
below JPEGs are 100% crops (i.e. the actual pixels) from the center of
the image prepared from the RAW file with no sharpening, noise
reduction or exposure adjustment done through Adobe Camera RAW and
Photoshop.

Please
note also that these are the worse case noise levels you should see. In
practice all images, even from RAW, will have some noise reduction
applied to them in the conversion process.

You can see the daytime Canon 30D tests here.

100ISO 2 sec f2.8 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

100ISO 2 sec f2.8 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

200ISO 2 sec f4 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

200ISO 2 sec f4 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

400ISO 2 sec f5.6 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

400ISO 2 sec f5.6 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

800ISO 2 sec f8 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

800ISO 2 sec f8 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

1600ISO 2 sec f11 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

1600ISO 2 sec f11 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

3200ISO 2 sec f16 NR off
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

3200ISO 2 sec f16 NR on
Canon 30D digital camera noise test

Noise is very well controlled to 400ISO. Even 800ISO is very good for the speed but it becomes very noticable at 1600ISO and 3200ISO.


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