OMD with more MP?

Started May 6, 2014 | Questions thread
Jorginho Forum Pro • Posts: 14,350
Re: feasible within noise constraints

Steve_ wrote:

Jorginho wrote:

They are about as noisy as most APS-c sensors. I can compare with D800E. Latest m43 sensors are not that noisy at all, in RAW. About 1,5-2 stops behind D800E.

They are about as good as the modern Canons, significantly worse the the good (Sony-based) APS-C. Since it is most productive to compare apples to apples, I was speaking of the Sony-based stuff as very similar technology is used in the E-M5 and 16MP Pens.

The gap is there, but narrow...A 32 MPixel mFT makes perfect sense to me.With current tech it would brin us old Panny 16 Mpixel noise performance. Fine with me.

That's wishful thinking. 32MP would be terribly noisy; 24MP would be like the old 16MP Panasonics (at best).

It is not wishful thinking, it is also not an expert opinion. it is just deduced from the Sony 1"sensor in the 100II. MFt is 1,93 the size. So 1,93*20 MPixel = 38,8 MPixel. You would have the same noise as the RX100II. If you bring it down to 32 MPixel or 30 MPixel you would have better noise performance than that sensor.

Now that sensor is about a stop behind the best mFT sensors currently when it comes to noise. It is almost on par in any other aspect. Now it depends on what someone means with "terrible noisy. If you think the Sony 1"sensor is terribly noisy, then this one would be a bit better. If ou think it suffices, than this sensor certainly would do.

Which in itself is not good enough in light of the modern competition. See the Nikon 1 for what happens when your interchangeable lens platform's IQ is too P&S-like.

Why are you comparing to the Nikon 1 when it comes to 1"sensors (the worst) and why are you comparing with Sony's APS-c sensor when it comes to APS-c sensors? I already pointed you to the SOny 1"sensors. Its performance is almost identical to the GM1 sensor. Only noise is 1/2 of a stop behind. Again: such would be expected with a 39 Mipxel Mft sensor. Make it 30-32 MPixel and you are getting insignifcsant differences.

How is this wishful thinking? It is not going to happen anyway. it is just reasoning, no more no less.

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