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Old Jul 7, 2012, 6:33 AM   #21
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According to DxOMark, the best camera right now, is the Nikon D800, which uses a CMOS sensor. The second best camera is the Phase One IQ180 Digital Back for a Mamiya 645 body. It uses a CCD Sensor. The third best, is the Nikon D3X, which uses a CMOS sensor.

Any advantage CCD might have over CMOS, or vice versa, is lost once the other components of the camera take their turn.

What matters is not whether CMOS is better than CCD, or vice versa. It's which camera takes the nicest pictures.

NASA has the luxury of picking the best technology for each and every subcomponent of each component of each subassembly of each assembly of each subsystem of each system they want to build or have built for them.

You and I don't.

We get to pick from among the systems that are commercially available, and picking a camera based entirely on what type of technology was used to create the image sensor ignores the contributions made by all the other subcomponents, components, subassemblies, and assemblies that go into recording a digital image.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 9:23 AM   #22
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So even if you're right, it doesn't matter.

Get it?
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"Get it ? " Yes, I got it. And you are right, it does not matter. Buy what ever camera with what ever sensor type that YOU think is best. What I think or what the NASA engineers think is best does not matter.
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