Testing

November 19, 2012

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing – Raw VS Jpeg – ISO 100 – 25600 – Sample Photos, 100% Crops

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 100

I had some time today with the Sony Nex-6 to test out the High ISO capabilities of the New 16.1MP Exmor APS-C Size CMOS Sensor. I covered from ISO 100 all the way till ISO 25600 in both Jpeg and Raw!!

I’ll let you be the judge and hold my comments about the high ISO performance to the closing remarks area ;) I used a tri-pod, self timer, and custom WB, so the colors should be fairly accurate and edges sharp. I also exported as jpeg’s with No Post Processing at all other than re-size for the web and 100% center crops. Make sure you click on the photos to see the 100% Version as they are around 1200px and highly detailed.

I also included the un-cropped versions of the High ISO 12800 and 25600 photos. This way you can see all the colors and the picture as a whole if your curious.

Click on the Photos for the 100% 1200PX version!!!

Sony Nex-6 ISO Test Photos – Raw Sony Nex-6 ISO Test Photos – Jpeg
Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 100

Sony Nex-6, ISO 100, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 100

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 100

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 200

Sony Nex-6, ISO 200, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 200

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 200

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 400

Sony Nex-6, ISO 400, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 400

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 400

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 800

Sony Nex-6, ISO 800, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 1600

Sony Nex-6, ISO 1600, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 1600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 1600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 3200

Sony Nex-6, ISO 3200, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 3200

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 3200

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 6400

Sony Nex-6, ISO 6400, RAW

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 6400

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 6400

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6, ISO 12800, Raw

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw - ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw – ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg - ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 12800

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw VS Jpeg - ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6, ISO 25600, Raw

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg - ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw - ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Raw – ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg - ISO 25600

Sony Nex-6 High ISO Testing, Jpeg – ISO 25600

 

Closing Remarks

As you can clearly see from these High ISO Sample photo as, the Nex-6 performs incredible well in my opinion. All the way to  ISO 6400 and even ISO 12800 is possible usable! At ISO 25600 the color starts to shift and the noise is very noticeable. I would still use it for BW though if need be as the noise often works well for that type of photography.

Very impressed with these results and the RAW files look incredible in Lightroom 4. These are the first Raw files I’ve taken believe it or not. I will be shooting raw from now on most likely except for the special modes that require jpeg of course.
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That is it for now, but I will catch up with you on the Sony Alpha Forum and or in the comments below!! I’m planning on taking some photos with my Fotodiox lens adapter and Canon L lenses today :) Hopefully I find some cool subjects to photograph with the killer glass.

Later,

Jay


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Thanks,
Jay

 


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Jay
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7 Comments


  1. PROBOUND

    Did you have NR turned ON for the JPEGS? They look muddy and blotchy compared to the RAW pics. Maybe NR is defaulted to OFF when shooting in RAW?

    I love how the RAW images have a fine grain noise at higher iso’s. It gives a more Filmic look rather than an unusable image.


  2. Graeme Knox

    What lens was used, quite impressed with raw results I am looking ar getting a nex 6 to replace my current dslr, thanks for reviewing it


  3. Thanks Jay! I did a small teaser-post on my website for the german readers! best wishes!
    Danny



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