« on: May 23, 2013, 02:19:08 PM »
Right ladies, lets clear this up.
I own the 1DX, 5D3 and the Hasselblad H4D50 (Which has by far the smallest pixels).
It's all about the sensor and how the information is read from it.
The 5D3 is half the price of the 1DX, the 1DX has the best sensor by default.
Pixel size isn't really that relevant, my H4D50 pixel sizes are half that of the 1DX, yet produce a superior image out of the three of them. And, I can push an ISO 50 file 3-4 stops, with better highlight and shadow recovery that even the 1DX.
It's about the type and quality of the sensor and how the camera reads the information from it. It's not all about pixel size. Fat pixels help, but as an example the D800 can be pushed wayyyyy up in the shadow department yet has tiny pixels. The 7D pixels are the same at the D800 but it's IQ sucks balls.
Maybe the 1DX has gold sensor lines vs copper on the 5D3. Who cares really?
You could try to work out why this is, but frankly don't bother, go out and take some photos. Let the guys in the labs keep designing great sensors for us to take advantage of.