Sony 36MP FF sensor good enough for a Gold Award!

Started May 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Ed at Ridersite, May 14, 2012

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

Interesting that it gets a Gold Award and is only AVERAGE in performance.

This is how DPR explains their reasoning for the Nikon D800 Gold Award (I have taken the liberty to bolded the kernel of their argument):

"Fortunately, the D800 also excels in areas that require no extra effort on your part; notably its impressive high ISO performance, fast and accurate AF system and the wide dynamic range of its image files. These are attributes that most of us are likely to call on far more often than the need to view 20x30 prints at a very close distance. The D800 is a camera that consistently delivers high quality results, under a wide range of shooting conditions with a minimum of fuss. There's not much more you can ask for in a photographic tool than that. Our admittedly minor complaints of the camera and its relatively slow frame rate don't detract from how impressive a performer it is for all but pro sports/action photography. As such we've awarded it our highest honor, the Gold Award." -DPReview

If Sony decides to build another FF camera, I suspect they may use a variant of this 36 MP Sony fabed sensor.

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