16MP sensor improvements?

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Questions thread
DElliott Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
Re: You must be kidding

Geo Wharton wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Jonas Palm wrote:

The 16MP sensor shows remarkable advantages in dynamic range (almost 2 f-stops !) and roughly 1 f-stop improvement in high-ISO noise. And of course higher resolution.

Pretty damn significant in my book, you would have to go to the very best full frame sensors to get a similar jump from the 16MP sensor.

Nonsense. You can get quite a bit better IQ if you go to the 24 mp APS-C cameras like the Nikon D7100.  More DR, better color depth, much cleaner files at base ISO and better high ISO ability, superior DOF control, and of course, more resolution.  Add to the mix the intangibles like micro contrast that you get from some of the no OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter) cameras like the D7100 and Coolpix A.

The D7100 is clearly not as good as the OMD E-M5 at high ISO.  Check DPR review's comparison tool at high ISO.

The D7100 is significantly better than the OMD at high ISO, if you look at the RAW graphs, rather than JPG.  Look at the chroma and black noise charts.  The OMD is closer in performance to the GH2 than it is to the D7100.

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