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Old Nov 20, 2010, 7:30 PM   #4
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... The physical dimensions of the image sensor don't directly affect image quality. ...
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... I take exception to TCav's statement that sensor dimensions don't affect image quality. ...
I didn't say that a sensor's dimensions don't affect image quality. I said that a sensor's dimensions don't directly affect image quality. And even the indirect effects of a sensor's dimensions on image quality don't affect it as much as other factors that are unrelated to a sensor's dimensions. And none would degrade image quality as much as increasing the resolution would improve it.

My point is that the benefits of increased resolution are lost if the image is only ever displayed on a low resolution output device. And if an image is displayed on a high resolution output device, a higher resolution image from a smaller image sensor will look better than a lower resolution image from a larger image sensor.
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