Shooting high ISO vs underexposing and lifting in post question

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Re: If electronic noise is already very low, why ISO is still needed?

ThrillaMozilla wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

Fotoni wrote:

Why all manufacturers do not move to the ISO invariant direction because it seems be a simpler way and offers several stops of highlight details compared to high ISO.

They don't design for ISO invariance, I doubt that it is even a factor in the specification of cameras. If they were concerned about it they would move away from the ISO exposure management paradigm completely and use a method properly suited for digital.

A single setting (ISO) performs at least three essentially unrelated functions. This sounds like a botch to me.

It is indeed. A horrible botch.

But there's a conflict between designing a set of controls on a camera that will be easy to use for beginners, and designing a camera for use by an expert.

Don

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