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

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Ontario Gone
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Re: What really makes big sensors produce more appealing images? *Serious*
In reply to PerL, 5 months ago

PerL wrote:

Ontario Gone wrote:

That is a completely unfair comparison per pixel. 1/500ss vs 1/2000, and ISO 200 vs ISO 400. Doing the math for a 6x crop factor, raising the ISO of the FF by 6 stops, if you shoot the superzoom at ISO 200, shoot the FF at 12,800. Also set your aperture 6 stops slower. I know this is not realistic but if you want to offer the same amount of light per area of the sensor, and do so at the same SS, this should be accurate. Either way comparing those differing SS does nothing to prove a pixel vs pixel argument.

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Well,maybe we can agree that the performance envelope of the FF sensor is much better suited to actual light conditions than cameras with very small sensors like super zooms (how often can you use 6x lower ISO).

Yes, similar to what Dennis was saying too, when you are shooting in conditions where you could use a FF's base ISO, since a smaller sensor can't usually go under that, the FF will have an advantage of less noise. The thing is that when you look at MFT or apsc cameras at base ISO, it's not usually an issue even then. Once you hit sensors that size or larger, base ISO for them produces very low noise, and even a smaller sensor like in the D7000 can reach 14 stops of DR.

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