Why does the new Nikon S3500 Superzoom use a CCD sensor?

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Questions thread
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Robmac07 Regular Member • Posts: 155
Re: Why does the new Nikon S3500 Superzoom use a CCD sensor?

Cheaper? Most of the newer CMOS small sensors are of the Back Illuminated type which can give superior low light sensitivity but fabrication of the chip can be more expensive. I have an SX220HS and a G15 and they are definitely better at high ISOs and in low light compared to the previous models. Most budget digicams still use CCDs - I guess there's a lot of the chips still around. Eventually they'll all use CMOS.

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