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Forum: General Discussion Apr 5, 2009, 8:39 AM
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Posted By TCav
Alan T wrote: Since the discussion has...

Alan T wrote:
Since the discussion has broadened into the area of lenses, let's also remember that lenses for P&S digicams are simpler and cheaper to design and manufacture, and, coorespondingly,...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 4, 2009, 9:04 AM
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Posted By TCav
AndyfromVA wrote: I'm saying that I agree with...

AndyfromVA wrote:
I'm saying that I agree with you. Higher pixel densities result in more noise.

But, at higher resolutions,the individual pixels contribute less to the final image. The noisy...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 3, 2009, 8:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,271
Posted By TCav
peripatetic wrote: I'm not disagreeing with...

peripatetic wrote:
I'm not disagreeing with DXO, and they're not disagreeing with me.

A lot of things have changed since the mainstream dLSR had a 6MP image sensor. If we still made APS-C 6MP...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 3, 2009, 4:12 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By TCav
Noise happens at the pixel level. ...

Noise happens at the pixel level.

Downsampling mutes noise (no pun intended.) The more downsampling, the less objectionable the noise. A 6MP image displayed on a 1280x1024 screen will show more...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 3, 2009, 2:55 AM
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Posted By TCav
It seems only Canon has an effective way of...

It seems only Canon has an effective way of dealing with noise: stop it before it starts. That requires technology at the photoreceptor level. While some methods are certainly better than others, any...
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