more pixels are better!

Started Dec 14, 2008 | Discussions thread
John Carson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,287
Re: more pixels are better!

Graystar wrote:

John Carson wrote:

The new Fuji sensor design relies on pixel binning in low light. The
basic objection to pixel binning in general is that same-coloured
pixels aren't adjacent. The new Fuji design changes that so that
same-coloured pixels are adjacent.

“It is well known that increasing the pixel count on a sensor
actually makes it more difficult to achieve high sensitivity and wide
dynamic range.”

OMG don't give John Sheehy the impression that you support words like
that...you'll NEVER hear the end of it!

But seriously, I think you missed this part...

“Even though the sensor has been designed for ‘Dual Capture’ for Wide
Dynamic Range and ‘Pixel Fusion’ for Low Noise, it actually performs
as well as previous 12-megapixel Super CCD sensors due to the new
filter and photodiode design.”

So it seems that this new wonderful sensor only performs AS well as
previous 12MP sensors...it's just learned a few new tricks.

Your interpretation of that passage makes no sense. What would be the point of the new sensor design if it offers no advantage over the old? The proper interpretation of the passage is that it performs as well in favourable lighting conditions and better in more challenging conditions.

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