Why Canon need a new sensor with low read out noise

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Keith Z Leonard
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Re: Why Canon need a new sensor with low read out noise
In reply to ak1999, Apr 27, 2013

It's not really "shadow noise", it's lack of dynamic range.  You can't underexpose something and lift in post 4 stops on the 5Dmk3.  So you should check the dynamic range figures before you drop another 2k$ on something to see if it's better, it won't be.  If you need 13 stops of DR all of the time, go buy a camera that can do that.  If you need 16 stops of DR all of the time...well....you are out of luck, start shooting HDR.

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