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Old May 14, 2010, 2:15 PM   #1
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What is, in few and simple words, the different effect you get with ccd and cmos sensors? I recently used Nikon p100 which seems to "produce" light, where there is only shadow. Very unpleasant effect, for me. Is this correct?
Can you say one is better than the other?
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... in few and simple words ...
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Why not include 'film' ?..different horses for different courses the difference between ccd and cmos is that one is better than the other when used for some particular tasks
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the difference between ccd and cmos is that one is better than the other when used for some particular tasks
...allright, please, be more specific...
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In a few more words?

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor#CCD_vs_CMOS
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...allright, please, be more specific...
In high speed filming CMOS is better, in outdoor still shots ccd will give you the star-bursts from outside lighting that can enhance a scene that cmos wont give you.

Cmos can write faster to memory than ccd.. ccd sensor gets very hot when used continuously for a long period of time ..cmos gets hot as well but a lot less than ccd so can be used for a longer period of time. rolling shutter effects can be a problem in filming when panning with cmos based equipment ...ccd capture is very similar to film in the way it captures

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http://www.guymal.com/techCorner/ccd_cmos.shtml
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So, we cant say that one gives 'better' photographs than the other?
I have only used my old Olympus c-750 (ccd) with extremelly natural and pleasant results, and Nikon P100 (cmos) with overexposured and bluish results, as if the camera produces more light! Is this always the difference between ccd and cmos?
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So, we cant say that one gives 'better' photographs than the other?
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I have only used my old Olympus c-750 (ccd) with extremelly natural and pleasant results, and Nikon P100 (cmos) with overexposured and bluish results, as if the camera produces more light! Is this always the difference between ccd and cmos?
No. What you are seeing is not directly attributable to one using CCD and the other using CMOS.
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I see... But what would one prefer? How could one choose? Cmos because is the new technology, and that's it?
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There is no reason to select one camera over another because of the type of image sensor they use.
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