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16mp compact


will a 16mp compact be of use at iso400 [noise free] or is it better to look for 12mp version[ixus]

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franken Plus
12 3.5k 4 Wales
6 Jul 2013 4:34PM
A bit difficult to answer to be honest as it would depend on the camera.

Ken
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Jul 2013 6:13PM
I have a 16Mp shirt-pocket compact. It seems fine up to ISO 800.
Gundog 2 627 Scotland
6 Jul 2013 7:51PM

Quote:A bit difficult to answer to be honest as it would depend on the camera.

Ken



Precisely, Ken.

Irrespective of whether we are talking about MF, dSLR, M4/3 or compact, each generation gets better than the one before - especially in terms of sensor technology.
I was looking at tiny canon ixus range cant decide between 500hs 10mp or 127 16mp to me it looks like the same camera only a tenner between them
joshwa Plus
4 741 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:08PM
You would be better off with a camera with a BSI (Back-side illumination) CMOS sensor, than a CCD sensor, as the BSI CMOS sensors give better low-light performance and lower noise. (As well as quicker continuous shooting generally as well as Full HD video etc).
Paul Morgan 14 16.6k 6 England
6 Jul 2013 10:02PM

Quote:You would be better off with a camera with a BSI (Back-side illumination) CMOS sensor, than a CCD sensor, as the BSI CMOS sensors give better low-light performance and lower noise


Yes I agree, not that I`ve used or played with though Smile

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