Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
x-vision
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Re: Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

sparkling elk wrote:

isn't there really no advantage of larger pixels over smaller ones concerning realisation of best IQ from lowest to highest iso ?

Sure there is: larger pixels have better low-light ability and larger dymamic range than smaller pixels (which, of course, come at the expense of resolution).

Here's a recent article on the subject:

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2011/10/small-pixels-and-machine-vision.html

And here's a quote from the author of the Image Sensors blog, posted as a comment to the article (emphasis is mine):

  • One trade-off in 4T pixel design is between the read noise and the full well ...

The people who argue that more pixels is always better are the same ones who don't understand the inherent trade-off between resolution and low-light ability/DR.

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