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Old Feb 5, 2011, 9:30 AM   #1
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Default cmos vs ccd ?

My opinion is based on very little experience, But I seem to have found that cmos is a better sensor in low light and indoors. Example I find the S8100 takes better pictures in low light and higher iso then the ZS7. Would that be the difference in the sensor or the difference in the whole camera ?
I am very much interested in others feelings and opinions on this. I am by no means very knowledgeable on this other than which pictures look better to my untrained eye.

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Old Feb 5, 2011, 9:42 AM   #2
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See CCD vs CMOS.

Essentially, any shortcoming of either type of image sensor can, to a great extent, be compensated for by other components in the camera.

There's no reason to select a camera based entirely on what type of image sensor it has.
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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See CCD vs CMOS.

Essentially, any shortcoming of either type of image sensor can, to a great extent, be compensated for by other components in the camera.

There's no reason to select a camera based entirely on what type of image sensor it has.
And the shortcomings of the photographer have an even bigger effect on final image quality than type of sensor
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When CMOSs first started being used in P&S cameras I was of the opinion that small CMOS sensors were noisier at high ISOs than CCD. However, I haven't been pixel peeping on that class of camera in more than a year so the differences may well have equalized in even the small sensors.
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