16MP sensor improvements?

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Questions thread
tedolf
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Keep in mind.....
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Msnap wrote:

How much better is the new sensor that Olympus use in the E-PM2 and other recent models? I know it's higher resolution, but I imagine it has a measurable improvement in terms of Stops? Or can it just go to higher ISOs?

Thanks

that you will have more diffraction effects with more pixels on the same size sensor.

The 12mp sensor can be stoped down to f/11-16 without a lot of noticable diffraction.

With the 16mp sensor you are going to start seeing diffraction at f/8.

So the extra resolution is not without cost.

Important for macro and wide angle shots with something in the foreground.

Also, most people rarely print above 16 x 20 so the extra resolution really isn't neccessary.

Dynamc range does seem to be better but there are other ways to handle that.

Tedolph

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