24.4 MP Nikon D3X DSLR on the way?

Started Apr 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
freddyNZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,611
Re: Will it not

bobn2 wrote:

Georgi wrote:

have worse noise because of smaller pixels and stuff?

No, because noise amplitude (as viewed at a given magnification) is a
function of sensor size, not pixel size. The smaller pixel noise is
likely to give a finer 'grain' and therefore have a different visual
characteristic, but the level will be the same. The theory says this
is the case, as do tests of sensors identical apart from pixel pitch.

Slowly, slowly, this will finally sink in and be accepted. Meantime debates continue on the Nikon forum that the D40 is better than the D60, the 350d better than the 450d etc etc.

If someone could please educate the ultimate authority on everything photographic, and he could post this revelation on his "What's New" page, then this whole silliness would end quickly. I nominate you to send him an email. Please.

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