Some info on the 24 MP Nikon - from a Sony engineer

Started Oct 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 69,077
Re: You do not need the concept of ISO here

Iliah Borg wrote:

On the major factor of sensor design quality, which is efficiency

No, it is final image. For certain tasks current SONY 24 megapixel
sensor produces better images then anything sold under Nikon brand.
There are also situations when I will be using Canon 1D MkIII instead
of Nikon D3, and that is when I need crop factor, and relatively low

Final image depends very much how that sensor is used, non sensor parts such as the read chain and the OLPF have a substantial influence over the final image. I was also commenting clearly within the context of the underlying technology, my assertion being that Nikon had a more efficient technology, and therefore the ability to produce a sensor with similar resolution to, but higher overall performance than, the Sony sensor.

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