Michael Reichmann (Luminous Landscape): 2 stops above Canon

Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape has posted a statement about the high ISO capabilities of the Nikon D3:

“So here, completely anecdotally at this point, is what I see, and keep in mind that I also own and shoot with a 1Ds MKIII, a 5D, and have shot hundreds of thousands of frames with all of the previous Canon pro cameras as well.
The Nikon D3 is a significant step up in high ISO image quality over any other camera from any other company. My guess is that it represents a real world improvement of at least 2 stops over anything I’ve yet worked with or seen.”

Luminous Landscape and an evaluation of the differences between Canon and Nikon

Michael Reichmann, owner of the well known Luminous Landscape site, has posted an interesting “attempt to help Canon users understand what the latest Nikon cameras have to offer, (and visa versa) and how they differ in terms of features, functions and ergonomics”. Two excerpts:

“After being away from Nikon for the better part of a decade and having been immersed in the Canon gestalt since then, I was frankly surprised at the extent to which current Nikon cameras offer feature and function advantages over Canon.”


“For its part the full-frame Nikon D3 is a direct challenge to Canon’s 1 Series, which has dominated the pro marketplace now for more than half a decade. The 1D MKIII is right in the D3’s bore sight, and the D3 matches it or surpasses it in IQ, sensitivity, and resolution.