Nikon Z5 Down the line

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beatboxa Veteran Member • Posts: 7,937
Re: Nikon Z5 Down the line
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sirhawkeye64 wrote:

The benefits I think of the BSI is it can retain more shadows detail

No.

BSI & FSI usually retain similar shadow detail.

A different thing: BSI & FSI also can often have similar sensitivity to light, because that's what microlenses are for. Microlenses direct light from a larger surface area onto to the light-sensitive areas of the pixels. Sometimes BSI can have some mild improvements; but this is often due to more than just being BSI.

BSI & FSI sensor usually differ most on rolling shutter speeds. That's the main benefit today.

Also:

If you find ISO 1600 on the Z7 to be like ISO 6400 on the Z5, chances are you are enlarging differently, which is a poor comparison technique.  In this case, the difference in noise is a result of enlargement differences, not of noise differences.

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