Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Noise management and dynamic range get my vote over sheer pixel count. Tradeoffs involved. Fuji's new S3 seems to be taking a whack at the dynamic range problem and (1) I hope the technology works well and (2) I hope it catches on if it does. Jonathan Borden wrote: > > Now I don't mean to get too stuck on pixel counts, other factors namely: > > 1) noise > 2) dynamic range > > are equally important. Indeed one of I am holding off spending > megabucks on a digital camera is that there is room to move on the > dynamic range front -- witness scanners which are moving into the > 16bit range --- sort of like the difference between a desktop scanner > and a drum scanner, sure the pixel counts may be difference but there > are good and not so good pixels. One of the biggest factors is dynamic > range (e.g. dMax).