What would more MP mean to you ?

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
sportyaccordy Forum Pro • Posts: 11,871
Re: What would more MP mean to you ?

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

The problem with that is typically smaller pixels = less low light sensitivity.

If you look at CCD sensors for example,

I don't think there are any CCD DSLRs or ILCs available.

Fuji also has a patent for a Xtrans style pixel arrangement posted here recently that would have much better low light performance and that potentially could give you what you asked for.

I don't really want to wait around for some theoretical sensor to become reality. I can't find the article now but DxOMark had an article breaking down the mathematical relationship between pixel density and noise... the conclusion was, contrary to popular belief, higher pixel density = less noise = better low light performance. While there are obviously other factors at play that seems to jive with reality. So if that means a 36 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, I'm OK with that. I can always downsample, and my computers are pretty fast so processing the data is no biggie.

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