« on: January 29, 2012, 06:34:21 PM »
I have no understanding what so ever for those who wants better dynamics and ISO performance but not higher resolution when it's clearly better with the better dynamics, ISO performance AND higher resolution. You must be stupid if you want 2 of 3 improvements instead of all 3.
Donny you're out of your element!
Unless there is some tremendous new breakthrough that negates the laws of physics... you only get to pick two.
If you want amazing DR and ISO performance then you have to sacrifice Resolution.
If you want high ISO and Resolution then your DR is really going to suffer.
If you want DR and Resolution then you're going to have to take a hit on ISO.
Sure we would like all three, but until we can negate the laws of physics in regards to CMOS sensors, you only get to pick two priorities, or a compromising balance of all three, and that's exactly what the 1D X supposedly is, the sweet spot between all three.
I suggest you read up on how CMOS sensors actually work, there are actually physical limits to the photon collecting ability. But the gist is... the smaller the pixel, the less light it will take in, and consequently a lower ISO.
Sensor Technology - http://dpbestflow.org/camera/sensor
Fundamentals of Image Sensor Technology - http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~jain/cse567-11/ftp/imgsens/index.html
See for yourself that higher resolution can cause diffraction that actually lessens the image quality...