more pixels are better!

Started Dec 14, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Re: more pixels are better!

John Carson wrote:

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?

It does offer an advantage. As far as I know, the older sensor doesn't offer these enhanced low-resolution modes. So the new sensor offers two new features that can be applied when it is advantageous to do so.

The proper interpretation of the passage is that it performs as
well in favourable lighting conditions and better in more challenging
conditions.

It's hard to say it performs better when these features never existed in previous generations. What are you comparing these features to? Right now you can only make comparisons against images reduced in resolution during post-processing.

But really...if you want a 6MP camera you don't have to wait...just buy a Nikon D40 now.

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