Why has Canon sensor technology stalled?

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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leroyvanhee Senior Member • Posts: 1,828
Note: Why low-light performance is important to me

Low-light performance is not just about taking photos in low light, it's about low noise at high ISO settings. This is extremely important to folks like me who hand-held telephoto lens to capture images of birds and other subjects. To eliminate the shake of hand-holding a telephoto lens, you need a very fast shutter. This is accomplished by setting the ISO as high as you can. 'As high as you can' means the highest setting that produces tolerable noise in the photo. While noise removal software will take out most of the noise, using it on high noise photos will sometimes smooth characteristic texture of the subject.

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