Is an FX sensor really $1500 more expensive to produce than a DX sensor?

Started Aug 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 52,394
Re: suffering under a misconception

pwilly wrote:

Someone in marketing at Aptina is suffering under a misconception, from page 3 in your reference;
Although picture resolution is increasing in today’s camera
systems, the DR of pixels continues to decrease as pixel
sizes shrink, thereby limiting the ability to produce natural
photos with both highlights and shadows preserved.

I do not think they got the message.

Yup, you're right that's what they say. But the equations in that paper don't say that. Nor do actual DR measurements. For instance going from the D3X to the D800 there was a gain of about 0.5 stop per pixel DR, according to DxO.
Sometimes these falsehoods get so embedded even the experts trot them out.

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