Let's put this to rest: 36 MP vs 22 MP

Started Mar 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dave Peters
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Re: Smaller pixels have no adverse effect on DR.
In reply to Great Bustard, Mar 7, 2012

Does that still hold up with a modern camera though ?

The reason for the 12 stop window is that the A/D is 12-bit and doesn't have the DR of the sensor. Now we have 14-bit A/D and although I know they don't achieve the promised 14-bit, that is down to the genearal noise in the system and thus I don't think you can say the noise floor is proportional to the pixel size.

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