Yes I am serious. I work in the semiconductor industry on the techical area. I know what technology means. We are talking about pixel size in the sensors only. Nothing has been memtioned about anything outside the sensor. Please read the the technical papers. 7d has the highest pixel density density. It will have the smallest pixel pitch,. However, Canon is trying to make the indvidual pixel as large as possible and use Gapless microlens to artifficial to increase the pixel size. FYI, number of channel for the sensor read out is not technology, it is "implementation".[It's entirely possible for two sensors, designed and built years apart, to have the same pixel pitch/size but use different "technologies". Moreover, it is possible for the newer sensor to have smaller pixels but the same number of them as the older and, because of technology improvements, provide a better image quality.We are talking about "same technology" here. That will imply the same semiconductor processing for the sensors. Who with the right mine will put a smaller pixel size with the same sensor with the same MP count even with newer technoloy. Canon is doing the absolute opposite. It make the pixel as big as posible (for better noise performanance), use gapless microlens, at least on the 7D officially, may even be with the Rebels, for better light gethering and hence better noise performance. I have nor heard of any body decrease the pixel size in the same sensor with the same pixel count. May be you can quote me an example.
You can't be serious. Canon is making the pixels as large as possible? That'll surprise a lot of people. Please compute the pixel sizes of the Nikon D700, Canon 5DMk2, Nikon D300S and Canon 7D. The percentage of the pixel which actively gathers light, the design of the microlenses, sensor fabrication methods, the number of sensor readout channels, the post processing after the analog signals leave the sensor and the quality of the A-to-D converter all could be classified as "technology". Are you and Hayden1971 deliberately trying to confuse matters and create non sequiturs. REMOVED. Lets be CIVIL
You just keep on throwing in irrelevent points to confuse the issue. Until you can show me an example of camera maker actually decrease the pixel size for a given sensor with the same pixel count, you are just arguing for the sake of argueing. Look, who is not civilized.