Why no more CCD sensors?

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Why no more CCD sensors?
Jun 19, 2013

When I first made the move to digital from film[2004] my D70 was a ccd sensor and i think most Nikon cameras were at that time, I now have a D700, and a D90 with CMOS sensors, my D200 seems to be the last Nikon camera to use the CCD sensor, why the change? and all new cameras seem to use only a CMOS sensor, what is the drawback with the CCD sensor?

I'm no tech freak, but curious. Maybe someone can give a simple explanation?

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