High ISO Wars: Fuji X-Pro 1 vs Sony NEX-7
Before I head out to the big Vegas Weekend tomorrow to put the X-Pro 1 to the test I decided to post a quick high ISO sample test with indoor light. I wanted to see how much better the X-Pro 1 is with high ISO shooting if you were wanting to shoot indoors without a flash. Since I can not really process the RAW’s from the Fuji just yet I shot BOTH in JPEG and turned Noise Reduction to each cameras lowest setting. Keep in mind that the Sony files are MUCH crisper and sharper when converted from RAW as their JPEG’s leave a little do be desired. So again, this is a JPEG test only and for ISO only.
UPDATE (I redid this test with the lenses set at f/5.6 and both are equally sharp)
Each camera was shot at the same aperture and same shutter speed throughout. I found if I let the cameras choose that the Fuji was overexposing quite a bit so I matched the Fuji to the Sony in regards to shutter speeds.
These are straight out of camera samples and each JPEG setting was set to “Standard”. The Fuji beats the Sony at high ISO no question but I believe that is due to the Sony having 24 Megapixels crammed onto the same sized sensor. The Fuji has 16. Also, shooting both cameras side by side I find the Sony to be a more responsive camera. Quicker and faster but I prefer the IQ of the Fuji when the 35 1.4 is mounted as I get more pleasing results than the NEX with 24 1.8.
My review will be up in the next two weeks for the X-Pro 1 and I will go over everything so stay tuned! Until then, here are some ISO comparisons!
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and due to the requests, here is a Sony NEX-7 file downsized to 16 MP at ISO 6400 – compared to the Fuji above
and a quick bonus shot…a straight base ISO comparison shot just for fun, OOC JPEGS – The Fuji delivers much crisper out of camera JPEGS no doubt.