We test the new 30D digital camera for image noise in two daytime situations.
The RAW files for this and the other tests are available from our Camera Test page.
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
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.
We only had the 30D digital camera for a short time, so the tests were a little rushed and there was thus not the opportunity to get our city test shots. However we did get both our normal daytime test and another series that have smoother areas for a better judgement of noise.
As you can see, image noise is very low up to 800ISO and only become really noticable at 3200ISO. This is a remarkably good performance.