Question for bobn2

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Mark Hollister
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Question for bobn2
Dec 24, 2011

In the 5D forum, you said "The point is that although the 'full well' per pixel is lower, more pixels are fitted in the same space, so the full well per area stays the same in theory, seems to increase in practice. For instance, in the same area as a D3s pixel, a D7000 can collect nearly twice as many photoelectrons."

Can you expand on that? There seems to be something counterintuitive happening in theory vs practice. Because logic would say that you don't get more pizza by cutting it into smaller pieces. Or perhaps more accurately, logic would say that four 1 foot by 1 foot open containers don't catch more rain than one 2 foot by 2 foot container.

Is it quantum weirdness? That's the only thing I can think of.

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