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Old April 11th 07, 02:54 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
John Smith[_3_]
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David, if you're out there, I've been lurking, sometimes participating, in
this group for several years, and have found you to be the most
knowledgeable resource regarding things digital.
In fact, I bought my first digital camera (a Sony 7?7) on your advice and it
turned out very well, thank you very much. And I really appreciate the way
you share your knowledge without resorting to insults and copping an
attitude like many folks here do.

Many you can help me here... I read a article today that stated sensors with
photosites down to about 6.8 microns produce the highest quality.... and
sensors with pixels between about 5 microns and 6.8 microns are capable of
excellent image quality, but are pushing the limits....

My question is how these statements apply to the various 6mp sensors used in
the various Nikon dslr's in simple terms ( I can't handle too much math).

Thanks, and I always appreciate your insights.

DP



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Old April 11th 07, 04:24 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
David J. Littleboy
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"John Smith" wrote:

Many you can help me here... I read a article today that stated sensors
with photosites down to about 6.8 microns produce the highest quality....
and sensors with pixels between about 5 microns and 6.8 microns are
capable of excellent image quality, but are pushing the limits....

My question is how these statements apply to the various 6mp sensors used
in the various Nikon dslr's in simple terms ( I can't handle too much
math).


I'm a Canonista and never say nice things about Nikon.

That said, the D50 and D70 produce lovely images. As does the D200. (I've
not looked at any D40 or D40x images, but can't imagine there being any
problems.)

There isn't anything wrong with any of them. (Well, OK: the D2x is way
overboard on too many pixels. But other than that.)

While a 6MP camera will have lower per-pixel noise at higher ISOs, the D200
produces superb images at ISO 100. And with a bit of noise reduction, will
be far better for low-light work than film ever was. Presumably the new D40x
will match that performance.

The _only_ reason not to buy Nikon is that Nikon _claims_ that they'll never
make a full-frame camera, but Canon already does and claims that in the long
run only the entry level will be APS-C. If you want an immediate upgrade
path to full-frame, get a Canon APS-C dSLR and only buy lenses that will
also cover full frame.

If you want excellent images now, with great ergonomics lots of great lenses
to choose from, any current Canon, Nikon, or Pentax dSLR would be fine.
(Maybe Sony, too, but I haven't looked into the Sony dSLR.)

But my bet is that Nikon will come out with full-frame dSLRs, just not this
year.

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan



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Old April 11th 07, 05:00 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Annika1980
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On Apr 10, 11:24 pm, "David J. Littleboy" wrote:

I'm a Canonista and never say nice things about Nikon.

That said, the D50 and D70 produce lovely images. As does the D200.


Shuddup, you heretic!


 




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