Cityscape Nikon D3 vs RX1 Comparison: ISO 200 at Small Apertures

As promised, here are three scenes we captured using both the Nikon D3 with 35mm f/1.4G and the Sony RX1. The setup and idea is to use long shutter speeds with a steady tripod to test the lens performance across a small range of lighting situations, and is not a high-ISO test.

Scene A: Daytime comparison. 1/100 second at f/9.0

Nikon:

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Sony:

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Scene B: Sunset comparison. 1.3s at f/7.1

Nikon:

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Sony:

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Scene C: Night cityscape comparison. 4.0s at f/16

Nikon:

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Sony:

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Scene C Bonus: RX1 shooting the same scene at ISO 3200: 1/250th second at f/2.5

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