Nikon D300 Sample Images at ISO 6400

by on August 31, 2007

in Gear,Nikon,Reviews

Here’s some links to samples images taken by the Nikon D300 – all at ISO 6400:

Shot 1 @ f/2.8 and 1/320s

Shot 2 @ f/2.8 and 1/640s

Shot 3 @ f/2.8 and 1/250s

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1 ed nixon August 31, 2007 at 3:51 am

More info would help: are these JPEGs shot as JPEGs or as RAWs? Other camera settings? Processing done?

One commentator has made a useful distinction between noise properties of the sensor and noise \'management\' in camera. For those who use RAW exclusively, this distinction is important I think.

…edN

2 ed nixon August 31, 2007 at 8:51 am

More info would help: are these JPEGs shot as JPEGs or as RAWs? Other camera settings? Processing done?

One commentator has made a useful distinction between noise properties of the sensor and noise ‘management’ in camera. For those who use RAW exclusively, this distinction is important I think.

…edN

3 q September 1, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Details for shot two from exif data:
Exif header 65534 bytes long
Exif section in Motorola order
(dir has 11 entries)
Make = \"NIKON CORPORATION\"
Model = \"NIKON D300\"
Orientation = 1
XResolution = 300/1
YResolution = 300/1
ResolutionUnit = 2
Software = \"Ver.0.25 \"
DateTime = \"2007:08:30 18:01:55\"
YCbCrPositioning = 2
ExifOffset = 228
Exif Dir:(dir has 39 entries)
ExposureTime = 10/6400
FNumber = 28/10
ExposureProgram = 3
ExifVersion = \"0221\"
DateTimeOriginal = \"2007:08:30 18:01:55\"
DateTimeDigitized = \"2007:08:30 18:01:55\"
ComponentsConfiguration = \"?\"
CompressedBitsPerPixel = 4/1
ExposureBiasValue = 0/6
MaxApertureValue = 30/10
MeteringMode = 5
LightSource = 0
Flash = 0
FocalLength = 300/10
Maker note: 4e 69 6b 6f 6e 00 02 10 00 00 4d… (30258 bytes)
UserComment = \"ASCII? \"
SubSecTime = \"08\"
SubSecTimeOriginal = \"08\"
SubSecTimeDigitized = \"08\"
FlashPixVersion = \"0100\"
ColorSpace = 1
ExifImageWidth = 4288
ExifImageLength = 2848
InteroperabilityOffset = 31110
Interop Dir:(dir has 2 entries)
InteropIndex = \"R98\"
InteropVersion = \"0100\"
SensingMethod = 2
FileSource = \"\"
SceneType = \"\"
Unknown Tag a302 Value = \"?\"
CustomRendered = 0
ExposureMode = 0
WhiteBalance = 0
DigitalZoomRatio = 1/1
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm = 45
SceneCaptureType = 0
GainControl = 2
Contrast = 0
Saturation = 0
Sharpness = 0
SubjectDistanceRange = 0
GPS Dir offset = 31140
GPS info dir:(dir has 1 entries)
GPSVersionID =02, 02, 00, 00, 02, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00
Continued directory (dir has 7 entries)
Compression = 6
XResolution = 300/1
YResolution = 300/1
ResolutionUnit = 2
ThumbnailOffset = 31268
ThumbnailLength = 9070
YCbCrPositioning = 2
Thumbnail size: 9070 bytes
Jpeg section marker 0xdb size 132
JPEG image is 4288w * 2848h, 3 color components, 8 bits per sample
Jpeg section marker 0xc4 size 418
File name : D300p2B.jpg
File size : 7102379 bytes
File date : 2007:08:30 05:58:48
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D300
Date/Time : 2007:08:30 18:01:55
Resolution : 4288 x 2848
Flash used : No
Focal length : 30.0mm (35mm equivalent: 45mm)
Exposure time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
Aperture : f/2.8
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
GPS Latitude : ? ?
GPS Longitude: ? ?

4 q September 1, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Details for shot two from exif data:
Exif header 65534 bytes long
Exif section in Motorola order
(dir has 11 entries)
Make = “NIKON CORPORATION”
Model = “NIKON D300″
Orientation = 1
XResolution = 300/1
YResolution = 300/1
ResolutionUnit = 2
Software = “Ver.0.25 ”
DateTime = “2007:08:30 18:01:55″
YCbCrPositioning = 2
ExifOffset = 228
Exif Dir:(dir has 39 entries)
ExposureTime = 10/6400
FNumber = 28/10
ExposureProgram = 3
ExifVersion = “0221″
DateTimeOriginal = “2007:08:30 18:01:55″
DateTimeDigitized = “2007:08:30 18:01:55″
ComponentsConfiguration = “?”
CompressedBitsPerPixel = 4/1
ExposureBiasValue = 0/6
MaxApertureValue = 30/10
MeteringMode = 5
LightSource = 0
Flash = 0
FocalLength = 300/10
Maker note: 4e 69 6b 6f 6e 00 02 10 00 00 4d… (30258 bytes)
UserComment = “ASCII? ”
SubSecTime = “08″
SubSecTimeOriginal = “08″
SubSecTimeDigitized = “08″
FlashPixVersion = “0100″
ColorSpace = 1
ExifImageWidth = 4288
ExifImageLength = 2848
InteroperabilityOffset = 31110
Interop Dir:(dir has 2 entries)
InteropIndex = “R98″
InteropVersion = “0100″
SensingMethod = 2
FileSource = “”
SceneType = “”
Unknown Tag a302 Value = “?”
CustomRendered = 0
ExposureMode = 0
WhiteBalance = 0
DigitalZoomRatio = 1/1
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm = 45
SceneCaptureType = 0
GainControl = 2
Contrast = 0
Saturation = 0
Sharpness = 0
SubjectDistanceRange = 0
GPS Dir offset = 31140
GPS info dir:(dir has 1 entries)
GPSVersionID =02, 02, 00, 00, 02, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00
Continued directory (dir has 7 entries)
Compression = 6
XResolution = 300/1
YResolution = 300/1
ResolutionUnit = 2
ThumbnailOffset = 31268
ThumbnailLength = 9070
YCbCrPositioning = 2
Thumbnail size: 9070 bytes
Jpeg section marker 0xdb size 132
JPEG image is 4288w * 2848h, 3 color components, 8 bits per sample
Jpeg section marker 0xc4 size 418
File name : D300p2B.jpg
File size : 7102379 bytes
File date : 2007:08:30 05:58:48
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D300
Date/Time : 2007:08:30 18:01:55
Resolution : 4288 x 2848
Flash used : No
Focal length : 30.0mm (35mm equivalent: 45mm)
Exposure time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
Aperture : f/2.8
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
GPS Latitude : ? ?
GPS Longitude: ? ?

5 dom September 3, 2007 at 2:27 am

saved to destop and downrezed to 50% those are really usable. Think of it as a 6mp D100 able to deliver perfectly clean usable iso 6400 files!! The D300 should be fine for most use at iso1600 max res, maybe 3200 too, going by these impressive samples, if they\'re straight out of camera that is

6 dom September 3, 2007 at 7:27 am

saved to destop and downrezed to 50% those are really usable. Think of it as a 6mp D100 able to deliver perfectly clean usable iso 6400 files!! The D300 should be fine for most use at iso1600 max res, maybe 3200 too, going by these impressive samples, if they’re straight out of camera that is

7 Zoltan September 6, 2007 at 4:40 am

Why there is no \'ISO Speed Ratings = 6400\' exif tag in the exif info like I have that exif tag on my nikon d80, or my older pana fz20 etc? Actually there is NO exif tag at all in this image which states it is shot at ISO6400. Rather looks like that ISO tag was removed with some exif editor.

8 Zoltan September 6, 2007 at 9:40 am

Why there is no ‘ISO Speed Ratings = 6400′ exif tag in the exif info like I have that exif tag on my nikon d80, or my older pana fz20 etc? Actually there is NO exif tag at all in this image which states it is shot at ISO6400. Rather looks like that ISO tag was removed with some exif editor.

9 darsal September 7, 2007 at 5:07 am

I don\'t spend much time chimping exif data – is \"Gain = 2\" the Nikon way of saying ISO 6400?

10 darsal September 7, 2007 at 10:07 am

I don’t spend much time chimping exif data – is “Gain = 2″ the Nikon way of saying ISO 6400?

11 Chiggs December 4, 2007 at 6:37 pm

This is certainly one great camera. I picked mine up on Friday and love it. I have started to post some of my sample images here. One thing that impresses me the most so far is the ability to focus well in low light situations.

Sample here:

http://stockphotojournal.blogspot.com/2007/12/d300-sample-image.html

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