D5200 Best in Class

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,823
D7000 x D5200

Look at these two graphs:



In the 3200-6400 range, the D5200 is almost 1 stop better in DR and almost 1/2 stop better in Color Sensitivity. Isn't that some improvement in just one generation of sensor design? And we are gettoing closer and closer to the theoretical limits of APS-C sized tech. Of course, one may find it more proper to reserve superlatives to even larger improvement steps, but given where we are now, I think this is very impressive. At base ISO I think we will not see any improvement before some radical change in technology or some change in processing, like I mentioned in terms of blending multiple shots to produce a RAW. Single shot IQ is about where it's possible in practical terms. For higher ISO values there's possibly room for improvement, but that will mean amplification plus filtering techniques, as is already done.

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