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Street lamp lit tree trunk
Simon Chandler

Street lamp lit tree trunk

DxOMark has just released the test scores of RX1 sensor.

RX1 sensor is rated #4 for Overall score (93) of all camera sensors they have ever tested, including medium format sensors.

RX1 sensor is #3 in Dynamic range of 14.3 EVs
RX1 sensor is #7 in low light score of 2534 ISO
RX1 sensor is #7 in Color Depth of 25.1 bits

This shot was taken hand-held and the tree trunk was lit by a street lamp. At ISO 6400, there was some noise (luminance noise only) but the resolution was not comprised.

The factory default maximum Auto ISO for RX1 is set at 6400. With enough light for a "proper" exposure, the camera always use a shutter speed of 1/80 second. When the light level is so dim that the maximum ISO is reached, the camera will then choose a shutter speed slower than 1/80 second.
In this image, the aperture was wide open at f/2.0, the set maximum Auto ISO of 6400 was reached, the camera chose a shutter speed of 1/13s, one can visualize how dim the scene was.

SONY DSC-RX1
1/13s f/2.0 at 35.0mm iso6400 full exif

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Jeff Real12-Jan-2013 14:36
A very haunting masterpiece. I love this mood. ~V~
Alexander Kazakov12-Jan-2013 09:22
Beautiful light! V
Tom LeRoy11-Jan-2013 14:53
Excellent natural light shot, superb at this iso! The word is that a NEX FF is on the way; more toys :) V
Jean D11-Jan-2013 01:40
A beautiful and well detailed image. You most certainly made a wise choice in this purchase, Simon. ~V
Peter Stahl11-Jan-2013 00:18
Excellent comp with cool lighting Simon!! :-))
Hank Vander Velde11-Jan-2013 00:11
A terrific image with super light Simon.
Jean Chiasson10-Jan-2013 22:36
Wow very beautiful night composition Simon big vote
godro10-Jan-2013 22:24
nice light and compo ,well done!!!
Karen Stuebing10-Jan-2013 22:21
The camera is very smart but the photographer framed the scene. Beautiful night image. V.
Colin Storey10-Jan-2013 20:12
Fantastic image with superb light. v
Impressive sounding camera.
bill friedlander10-Jan-2013 20:07
Amazing capture! The light is wonderful! That is one great toy you have, Simon! V
Graeme10-Jan-2013 19:27
Amazing capture and lighting also the details are superb, Simon.BV
Ruth Corke10-Jan-2013 16:06
Amazing low light capabilities. Have to retrain my brain as to what is possible to do now with this camera. Thanks for the information under the picture! Voted
Walter O. Koenig10-Jan-2013 16:04
Beautiful lighting. Great high iso result Simon. "V"
Bryan Murahashi10-Jan-2013 15:14
Very nicely captured. V
Jim Coffman10-Jan-2013 13:57
This has a wonderful quality about it! Beautiful image,Simon!
Ceya10-Jan-2013 13:25
Amazing ISO values.. Beautifully lit trunk. V
CM Kwan10-Jan-2013 11:59
Beautiful light, Simon. V
soulis10-Jan-2013 04:14
Excellent light! V.