« on: February 02, 2012, 09:58:21 AM »
This would be basically everything I have wanted since owning both the 5D Mk II and the 7D and deciding which to keep.
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Canon states, "A new photodiode structure with an increased photoelectric conversion rate increases the sensor's sensitivity by approximately 2 stops over previous models, meaning higher ISOs with the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera."
That means that either 1) Canon didn't try to improve the pixel characteristics of the sensor, 2) they tried to make it better and failed, or 3) they do have the ability to make it better, but chose not to include those enhancements in the G1X sensor. I think #1 is pretty unlikely. I hope it's not #2, because that bodes poorly for the next generation of APS-C sensors they release. I'd be unsurprised by #3 - in fact, that's very logical if they're going to release a new APS-C sensor (7DII, 70D) soon and want to prempt comments like 'Canon's much cheaper point-and-shoot G1X offers the same IQ as this expensive new dSLR'.