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The Diet Coke test - 6400 ISO

UPDATE April 29, 2011 - added Nikon D5100

A friend of mine just got the new Nikon D5100 and I couldn't resist to do the Diet Coke test :)

The camera has the same sensor as the D7000 and can produce exactly the same images and high ISO all away up to 25600 ISO... pretty impressive for such a small camera. If I was in the market for a DSLR right now, the D5100 would be my choice for over any other consumer DSLR regardless the brand.


November 22, 2010 - added Nikon D80.

Karl Zimmerman sent me an image taken with a Nikon D80, but with regular Coke, not Diet Coke. He couldn't find any where he lives!. It seems people in Taiwan doesn't have overweight problems like in the U.S. :) Thank you Karl!


The rest is from the original post:

My Flickr friend digital-analog got recently a used Nikon D100 and he wanted me to do a test. He took a picture of a Diet Coke can at 6400 ISO and he asked me to do the same thing with the D7000 to compare images.

Some people were interested in doing this test too, so I'll be adding new pictures with different cameras.


All the images are taken as JPEG standard settings at f/6.3 and 6400 ISO at about 55mm. The shutter speed is different since the light conditions are different for each case.

All images are downscaled to 3008x2000 pixels, maximum size of the D100.


The order of the cameras is not important. It's just to make easier people to find them.

(click+SHIFT to open them in a new window to compare them)

Nikon D7000

Nikon D5100

Nikon D3000 (3200 ISO max)

Nikon D700

Nikon D300

Nikon D100

Nikon D80 (3200 ISO max)

Nikon D70 (1600 ISO max)

Canon 7D

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Taken on November 3, 2010