What if you have a 1MP FF sensor with 10D technology and a 40MP FF sensor with 1DX technology. Comparing them directly you are comparing noise at two different power scales as if the scales were the same.
The problem isn't the what, it's the how. I'm not questioning the need for or the benefit of normalization. What I'm saying is the way
DxOmark is doing the normalization is flawed, because it generates normalized data that are impossible.
DxOMark is generating impossible data with their analytical method. Either they don't know this, in which case their qualifications to analyze data must be questioned, or they do know this and have chosen not to change it, in which case their rationale for failing to adopt proper methodology must be questioned.
Personally, I suspect they are aware of the issue, and have chosen to do nothing about it because of 1) the cost and time to re-analyze all of their prior data with a new normalization procedure and 2) the ramifications (i.e. embarrassment) of having to explain why
such a change is necessary.
OK, so to sum up:
- If you're the sort of photographer who routinely screws up by drastically underexposing your images, get a Nikon.
- If you're the sort of photographer who routinely screws up by drastically overexposing your images, get a Canon.
- If you're the sort of photographer who routinely screws up by drastically underexposing many of your images, and also by drastically overexposing the images which you didn't underexpose, get both a Nikon and Canon (ok, I suppose you could learn how to expose properly).
- If you're the sort of photographer who routinely doesn't screw up the exposure, you should be out taking pictures instead of reading this thread. So go.
you know better
and that the DR game is about a LOT more than just fixing up mistakes (even ignoring that, your summary is very misleading, which I suspect you also know)
really weak, I know you know better than that
C'mon, do I really
have to put <sarcasm> or <tongue-in-cheek> or <yuk it up, these are the jokes> tags all over my posts? Really?!?