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Old Jun 2, 2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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I'm looking a used D30 in the future, and would like to compare the image quality of a 3.2 MP to my 5 MP Sony F717. Since the small Sony I have access to is a 3.2 MP CCD, I though I'd use that and test it versus the F717. How much difference in quality would I see between a 3.2 MP CCD and a 3.24 MP CMOS of the D30?
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Old Jun 3, 2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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This will give you an idea of the physical difference in consumer camera CCD imagers (all of them right up to the newest 8-megapixel) and the large-plate CMOS imager used in the D30. The larger imager means larger pixels which means less image noise. The digital SLR cameras like the D30, D60, 10D, Digital Rebel have no problem at all making almost noise-free 30 second time exposures, your average consumer digicam starts getting noisy beyond a one second exposure.

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