Nikon Z5 Down the line

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sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,062
Re: Nikon Z5 Down the line

beatboxa wrote:

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

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


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.


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.

Not enlarging.  Just comparing files directly from the camera (visually).

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