Canon EOS 50D 1.0.6 ISO comparison with NR

Canon EOS 50D Firmware 1.0.6 ISO Comparison

ISO Comparison this test is a comparison of the latest ISO noise performance changes that were implemented with Canon 50D firmware upgrade 1.0.6 released on April 23, 2009.

The firmware 1.0.3 ISO comparison is available here.

After upgrading the firmware of the EOS 50D I then placed it on a tripod and using the EF 24-70 F/2.8 L lens I took a series of photos to illustrate the ISO noise performance gains associated with firmware 1.0.6. I placed the camera on a tripod, used a remote release, shot in manual exposure to keep the exposure identical for each photo. Additionally, I shot at F/2.8 and focused on the BBQ bottle on the left side of the scene. The following ISO range from ISO 100 – 12,800, all of these shots are with noise reduction and a sharpening of 3. Canon DPP 3.6.1 was used as the raw converter. A version without any sharpening or NR is available.