Are some of you willing to discuss color profiles, colors, and for what the pictures are aimed for?
how different CFA works, lights and kelvin?
contrast curves etc=the physical conditions of a SLR ??
Please let us avoid statements like that Canon has better color reproduction, it is not true
on the contrary, they are worse because of the color filter, which is shown by DXO measurements
Sensor pixels are just buckets for ranges of frequencies of light. Thinning of the CFA improves transmission, thus increasing real sensor sensitivity, while giving some pixels a bit of frequency overlap. It's a good thing for high ISO performance to have a weaker CFA. It is also something that can be corrected in post.
As for color fidelity, assuming the photographer does not immenently DEMAND that their direct from camera color performance be utterly perfect, color fidelity and accuracy is really a mathematical problem, not a CFA problem. You can tweak color reproduction to your hearts content in post with some color profiling, and produce whatever color you want. If anyone doubts this...just take a look at some of the stunning landscapes countless photographers have taken with the 5D III (which has a weakened CFA):http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Canon+5D+III+landscape
These are all largely pointless debates...Nikon vs. Canon color depth bits, minute 1-2% differences in SNR, etc. 22 vs. 24 bits doesn't make any real-world difference. I would be doubtful 20 vs. 26 bits would make a difference, since ultimately, the color quality of your photos boils down to style
...how you process your work, not which sensor captured it.
Canon needs to refocus on stills IQ, improve their low ISO DR, certainly. But seriously, if we need to stop quibbling about something, lets stop quibbling about differences that fall within the margin of error. Color is a is a stylistic thing, and you have full control over it in post. Dynamic range is a hardware thing, and given how much Canon has focused on video features for their entire DSLR line lately, I think Canon customers should be asking Canon to refocus on improving the quality of their products for STILLS photographers.
(Also, Mikael, please don't give anyone any spin
about how Canon can't
built a new fab, or is incapable
of producing sensors on a smaller fabrication process because their only other fab that can do so is dedicated to compact sensor production, or anything like that. That is 100% purely your personal opinion
, and has no basis in fact.)