"Magical" colors: is 5D3 closer to 5D than 5D2 was?

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
marcio_napoli Senior Member • Posts: 1,404
Re: 5d I magic

Sorry, I just wanted to add, as it's relevant.

If you want the most obvious example, that should be the Leica M9.

The standard M9, with CFA, is limited to a noisy ISO 2500.

The monochrome version of the same camera (same sensor, but with the CFA removed), is now expanded to ISO 10.000

So that leaves us with the undeniable conclusion: thicker CFA is needed to achieve better color performance, at the cost of noise performance.

Among all recent sensor design advances, makers are also reducing CFA strengh, in order to reach the ISO 200k mark.

And they will continue to proceed this way, as it's way easier to spot noise, than it is to notice decreased color performance.

And good marketing is all about scoring better on noise charts, so you imagine what it's coming...

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