Do you think the image of SD14(SD15/DP1/2) is cleaner than that of SD1m(DP1m/2m) ?

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: The Clark Article is Simply Wrong

Roland Karlsson wrote:

He makes two errors in the article though.He is only talking about pixel peeping. He ignore that the more pixels you have, the higher pixel density you get when printing. Then you get averaging over more pixels, the more pixels you have. And then you get back (most of) the dynamic range and S/N you lost. Even for pixel peeping, there is no limit.
You can make the well depth larger. You can have some kind of clever dynamic range enhancement. Both improving S/N ratio.

Looks like we're approaching agreement - I do agree that down-sampling, properly done, can improve IQ.

As far as S/N ratio is concerned,  I'm not certain that well-depth can simply be increased for a Foveon sensor because it's layers have to be at specific depths:

Foveon 14X3DP1

As to "some kind of clever dynamic range enhancement", can't really respond to such speculation - sorry.

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