Low-light sensor progress?

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Adam007 Contributing Member • Posts: 700
Re: Low-light sensor progress?

Richard Butler had a great line about this.  He was talking about the suggestion that the new K-3iii had better ISO performance than a FF camera.  He pointed out that, given sensor efficiency is currently over 50%, it is extremely unlikely an APSC sensor can beat a FF sensor in signal-to-noise.  Which is *probably* what you mean by referring high ISO capability, even though that isn't a very precise way of referring to the observable noise in a camera image.

That's not exactly the question you're asking.  But it does imply the answer to your question.  Advances in quantum efficiency are nice, but they are likely to have far less impact than changes in sensor size.  I have the new K-3iii (it's great) and a K-1.  The K-1 spanks it all day long in noise,  but that doesn't always matter.  I am sure it is a tiny bit better than the KP or K-3ii,  but that improvement is even less likely to matter.

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