How have the cameras changed in the last dozen or so years? It turns out that on some issues old models do not deviate from the latest ones available on the market.

Currently, the best mirrorless devices give users great opportunities. The dies allow you to get high ISO, and the autofocus works in the blink of an eye. If, however, I would like to tell you that the camera from almost 15 years ago can also take pictures of yourself?

The 14-year-old Nikon D200 takes photos better than new compact cameras

A photographer did a test. He took a photo with his old Nikon D200, deliberately not illuminating the frame. Then , JPEG and RAW photos were uploaded to Adobe Lightroom 5 . There he used the automatic photo adjustment function. The program was to extract as much from the unexposed photo as possible using information about the image recorded by the camera. The effects below.

JPEG

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fot. Jeff Rey/petapixel.com

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fot. Jeff Rey/petapixel.com


RAW

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fot. Jeff Rey/petapixel.com

fot. Jeff Rey/petapixel.com

fot. Jeff Rey/petapixel.com

As you can see, the exposure has been raised by 5 degrees and both photos look really satisfactory , and the visible noise level can be reduced anyway with the next Lightroom function. The photos were taken with the Nikon D200, which premiered in 2005, and is equipped not with a full frame, but with the APS-C matrix. This example shows that matrices mounted in reflex cameras several years ago were not significantly worse than those found in many contemporary models. Of course, we can not compare them with mirrorless cameras from the top shelf. However, I think that the old top-of-the-range DSLR in combination with the new amateur SLR will not fall out. And what's more, when we compare the quality of the photo with that obtained by the average compact camera. What's the conclusion? If you want to start a serious adventure with photography, instead of buying a new camera, put on an old, used model. The money saved is spent on 2-3 more interesting lenses, in exchange for the average kit glass. The effects will certainly be better . Of course, this applies to photography, because the market for film cameras a few years ago did not exist and still changes very dynamically. It is worth noting, however, that many professional photographers still use models that are more than a dozen years old, and that is something that testifies. Let's add that Nikon D200 on Allegro we will buy for 350 zlotys.