I Love The Canon 5DII

Started Sep 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
point2 Contributing Member • Posts: 683
Noise is a technological challenge

Allow me to just say that we should not underestimate the role of technical advances in dealing with the noise issue. Let me cite two examples. First, clearly the pixel size of the D3 is considerably SMALLER than the original 2.7MP D1, which was launced back in 1999. But the D3's high ISO performance is way way better. Second, over in the Canon camp, the high ISO performance of the FF 1Ds is universally known to be very bad, despite its 11MP resolution. D3 with 12MP has again way way better low light performance.

My point is: engineers are still learning ways to get better low light performance from DSLRs. Therefore, while 24MP cams today may not match the D3 in low light, I suspect it may not be very long before the technology catches up.

I've heard some comment that all they need for the next 10-20 years is a D3/D700. I am not so sure...

My 2 cents.

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