What really makes big sensors produce more appealing images? *Serious*

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bobn2
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Re: What really makes big sensors produce more appealing images? *Serious*
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A pixel on a D800 is IDENTICAL to a pixel on a 16mp apsc camera. It simply has less gain and less DOF for a given scene.

There is no change in gain. A D800 pixel will have the same conversion gain as a D7000 pixel (assuming they have essentially the same design) and the voltage gain applied before the ADC will be the same. Overall the function between the number of photons counted (which should be the same at the same exposure) and the output image tone will be just the same. Most of the rest of what you said was right, but the gain thing is wrong.

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