DPR's noise comparison of similar cameras with different size sensors is misleading.

Started Dec 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Fogel70 Contributing Member • Posts: 544
Re: DPR's noise comparison of similar cameras with different size sensors is misleading.

Docno wrote:

Fogel70 wrote:

clear glass wrote:

I was wondering why the images from cameras with larger sensors in the noise review often look less sharp, noisier, and less saturated than images from cameras with smaller sensors.

It's not a problem of sensor size, it because dpreview compare images with 100% pixel magnification. So images from a sensor with more pixels will be magnified more, but if you compare cameras with same pixel count you get the same magnification

FI you can compare Olympus XZ-1 with Nikon D700.

This is his point. He is saying that DPreview should resize images in any noise comparison so that they're at the same scale/resolution. I agree.

I agree with that too, but I just pointed out that it's not the size of the sensor that makes the difference, it's the numbers of pixels that do.

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