5D Mark II vs. 5D Mark III vs. D800
Candlelight/Ambient Light Revisited
Compared at Similar Exposure
Added Noise Reduction and Color Correction
ISO 500-25,600

This test is slightly different from the last candlelight test, as I have now compared the D800 to similar exposure levels of the Mark II and Mark III. Since the D800 is brighter, it's a slightly more fair test to compare it to the higher ISOs of the Canon cameras. Later in the video I also added noise reduction and color correction to all three cameras using a demo of Neat Video and the maximum settings possible for each camera.

The only light in the room besides the candle was some ambient light from streetlights outside. The f-stop was kept consistent throughout. The Canon footage was converted to ProRes HQ using 5DtoRGB, with the Mark II set to 601 color matrix and the Mark III set to 709.

Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens (Only one lens was used, not three - same one for each camera)
Default/Neutral Color Profiles
Canon ALL-I & Nikon KiPro ProRes 4:2:2 HQ
Noise Reduction Off
WB: 3200K
Shutter 50
F-stop stayed the same throughout - F/1.4

Sasha Beers

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