@tnargs, if anything, that just makes the main point of post #1 even stronger. If DxO truly means that you can only use their scores to compare sensors of similar resolution, that make their results even more meaningless in the real world. Furthermore, that begs the question - why normalize at all, if you can only compare sensors of simlar resolutions, normalization is moot.
When I open up Road & Track and compare braking, 1/4 mile, and 0-60, 0-100 for a Ferrari versus a Hyundai, those tests stand up.
When I want to compare CPUs, I can use PassMark to see a plethora of different criteria and I can compare a Intel Celeron M 600Mhz to an Intel Core i7 3960X and QUANTITATIVELY see performance.
Granted in the CPU realm, Motherboard throughput will play a roll, but the speed of the calculations, etc is measurable, definable and COMPARABLE across generations. So if I can compare the power of a 8 core CPU to a CPU from 8 years ago and measure the difference, how can I not DEFINITIVELY MEASURE a 36 MP sensor to a 10 MP sensor?
If you can't, then the TEST is MEANINGLESS.
The more I read the more I see just how flawed the DxOMarks scores are. Anyone can produce DATA. But data is not information.
What DxOMarks lacks is RELEVANCE