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01-25-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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k100d super or k10d for home interiors?

i'm looking for a dslr for home interior shooting and was thinking of going w/ the k100d super for the lower noise compared w/ the k10d. how well will the k10d low light levels be in a home interior environment using florescents, incandescent lighting compared to a k100d super?

is the k100d super the right choice for this situation? or is the k10d a viable solution as well?

thanks for the feedback!

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QuoteOriginally posted by joeboo Quote
i'm looking for a dslr for home interior shooting and was thinking of going w/ the k100d super for the lower noise compared w/ the k10d.
Just bought the the k100d super since my understanding is the low light handling is slightly better, 6MP is all that's needed for up to A3 prints, the camera is lighter, and it was significantly cheaper. K10d advantage for low light would be the viewfinder.

Your lens will be a bigger decision and will affect the results more. The Sigma 10-22mm comes highly recommended from others but is not so fast.
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home interiors (or any serious work really) should be shot from a tripod

hence you are going to be shooting in 200-400 ISO range anyway

and since what matters more for interior shots is how wide your lens will go, it will be completly irrelevant as to which camera you use for the job, other than the increased resolution of the K10D over the K100
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The difference is not in how the 2 cameras handle low light, but in the noise level at higher ISO. The K10D has a higher noise level above ISO400.

For shooting interiors, You will want to be using a low ISO to capture as much detail as possible with a low noise footprint, smaller apertures, to capture greater DOF, you will probably want to be using supplemental lighting. Your camera will probably be on a tripod, and you will be useing longer shutter speeds.

The higher resolution from the K10D's 10MP sensor will provide more detail than the 6MP sensor in the K100D (This is assuming you are using high quality lenses. )

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QuoteOriginally posted by joeboo Quote
i'm looking for a dslr for home interior shooting and was thinking of going w/ the k100d super for the lower noise compared w/ the k10d. how well will the k10d low light levels be in a home interior environment using florescents, incandescent lighting compared to a k100d super?

is the k100d super the right choice for this situation? or is the k10d a viable solution as well?

thanks for the feedback!
When you say interior shots can you be a bit more specific as to what sort of interior shots ?

a) Handheld shots inside such as the sort of stuff you shoot in a party ?
b) Quick snaps for a property web site ?
c) Carefully set-up shots for high end property magazines etc.. ?

The requirements are quite different.

Have a look at this web site: interiors

The photographer is a friend of mine. To achieve those results he puts in a lot of time carefully setting up the lighting. Most of his shots are at ISO100 and on a tripod.

Regards

Patrick
01-25-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
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if you need high iso, I can tell you the K100D produces extremly good and low noise images at Iso 1600, if you shoot raw and expose correctly.

Here is an iso 1600 no noise reduction, no sharpening: http://raz.ro/temp/imgp7701.jpg

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