« on: September 01, 2012, 07:19:18 AM »
If we are going to see a revolution in high iso improvement then we are going to need some new sensor technology, especially if we want to see higher megapixel cameras.Detail retention is paramount. Good point. BTW My impressions about my first test shots are based on MRAWs. As my PC is kinda old. So I only go for full resolution if needed (e.g. nightsky) Therefore my conclusions might be slightly biased. So we may just hope that within the next two (second seems more likely) Canon deliever new sensor tech. Or at last, an improved design according to the 1Dx sensor.
With current tech less is better in the MP battle in regards to high iso. Nikon D3s is still the best out there and only has 10mp.
Without a breakthrough in sensor tech we probably will only see marginal improvements in high iso noise performance.
One thing I will add is that it's not all about noise at high iso. Resolution is a big part of it. While my 5diii is not much better at noise then my 5dii or 1div, the detail retention is far better. This allows me to have better noise management when I push the iso.