Quality of a pixel

Started Oct 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Anthony
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12 years ago, different answer.
In reply to mrachkovsky, Oct 8, 2012

I've been a member here for 12 years. Seen all the cameras, and have many through my fingers.

In 1999, Canon announced the Canon D30. It had VERY LARGE pixels, and the image quality was unmatched at lower ISO's. Noting came remotely close to the quality of those pixels.

Then technology was able to create that very quality in a smaller pixel, the future unfolded.

So to anwser your question.... In theory, YES, those larger pixels have amazing light gathering properties, and are able to retain wonderful detail. But newer technology has allowed the same result in a smaller pixel, and many more of them on a sensor.

RESULT =  More detail from higher pixel count. Better light performance from a smaller pixel.

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