Here is the review with images as well. http://artoftheimage.blogspot.com/2010/11/nikon-d7000-vs-nikon-d700-high-iso.html
Review: D7000 VS D700 in High iso Shootout(3 posts) (3 voices)
Thanks for the link, Michael. The fact that it's written by a D700 owner makes it more believable because it's less likely to be about sour grapes.
Yes, the review seemed balanced. Again, like many others, he chose a scene which doesn't reveal much noise (light-toned background with little shadow area). As soon as I get my D7000 body, I'll shoot my own noise "torture tests," comparing it to the D90, and post the results here. It won't be pretty. Mainly because my choice of subjects and lighting are often the kind that noise just loves (low-key scenes with heavily saturated hues).
The review linked above, taken on its own, seems impressive; however, using imaging resources' "comparometer," I compared the D90 to the new D7000 and found them to be very similar in noise levels. Again, imaging resources' test scene is a difficult scene to test for noise. On their indoor test scene, they chose to use flat, neutral lighting with virtually no shadow areas. I had to look in the small shadow area to the left of the picture frame on the light-beige wall. People seem to be claiming/expecting significant noise and sensitivity improvements in the new D7000, versus the D90, but, I see little difference in IR's comparison images.
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