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Old Nov 21, 2012, 9:30 AM   #1
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Default Is the CCD image sensor dead ???

Is the CCD image sensor dead ? Today it's almost impossible to find any digital camera of any brand that still uses the CCD image sensor. And I am talking about point and shoot, bridge and DSLR's. Today they all seem to have CMOS image sensors in them. Personally, I did not see anything wrong with the image quality of the old CCD image sensors. In fact, I thought that the image quality of the early CMOS image sensors was not as good as the old CCD image sensor models. Your comments and opinions ?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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I think the most important factor is power consumption, particularly now that just about all cameras do video. Continuous operation would generate more heat with CCD sensors, and drain batteries faster. Since, as you mention, there is not an IQ difference any more, there don't seem to be any factors in favor of the CCD.

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