Nikon D40x Night Exposure Image Noise Tests

We test the Nikon D40x digital SLR camera at night
Night tests of the Nikon D40x dSLR reveal its capacity for long exposure photography.

The images below are 100% crops from the center of the image. The complete NEF (RAW) files are available from the camera test page. In camera noise reduction was turned off as it did not improve the images and made them slightly worse.

100ISO – 8 seconds and f5.6
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

200ISO – 8 seconds f8
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

400ISO – 8 seconds f11
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

800ISO – 8 seconds f16
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

1600ISO – 8 seconds f22
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

3200ISO – 8 seconds f32
Nikon D40x digital camera noise test

As in the daytime tests, noise is good at 100 to 400ISO, bad at 800ISO and massive at 3200ISO. Personally I think Nikon should have left the 3200ISO level off this camera.

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