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What has been the worst sensor and the best sensor in your opinion?

 
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Feb 19, 2012 09:36 as a reply to  @ post 13923962 |  #16

Canon-wise, my experience is limited to G5, 300D, 10D, 5Dc.

So, predictably, my worst would be the G5 and best the 5Dc.

From what I have read to be the general consensus, the worst appears to be the 7D and the best is either one of the 5D's or the 1D4.

From the screen-shots I've seen, however, I think the 1DX could blow all of them out of the water comprehensively.

Looking forward to seeing more samples from it and hearing people's opinions.


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Feb 19, 2012 10:01 |  #17

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So basically, you want the old 20D sensor - same sensor density as the 5DM2 (providing the same 8MP as the 20D), but with digic V processor?
Wow....talk about re-introducing old tech! At least the processing and FPS should fly, eh!

OOOPS i didnt do the maths. Positively looking for higher MPs than that.


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Feb 19, 2012 10:22 as a reply to  @ post 13923971 |  #18

Best: 5D, absolutely creates such beautiful files SOOC. Better than, dare I say it, 5DMII.
Worst: 50D, had one for a a few months and sold it. Something about the way it unattractively renders files. I prefer my old Xsi (450D) to the 50D no doubt.




  
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Feb 19, 2012 10:48 |  #19

Worst sensor- Nikon CCD from the D1/D2 era.

Best- Canon 20/30D sensor. After 8 years, it still has noise performances that are at least as good as modern sensors, and slightly better dynamic range. Only lacking the resolution which is not as important as people think it is.

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Feb 19, 2012 10:49 |  #20

To me its kind of an odd question. There are so many other variables than just the sensor. My photo's are better now with my 5D2 than they were with my 40D, but I also use much better glass, my PP skills have increased a lot as has my experience. Sensors have improved with the rest of technology so the latest would be the greatest.


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Feb 19, 2012 11:07 |  #21

irishman wrote in post #13924241 (external link)
To me its kind of an odd question. There are so many other variables than just the sensor. My photo's are better now with my 5D2 than they were with my 40D, but I also use much better glass, my PP skills have increased a lot as has my experience. Sensors have improved with the rest of technology so the latest would be the greatest.

I had the same thought. How does anyone evaluate the sensor? It's not like you can swap them in and out of your camera with all other variables remaining the same.


  
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Feb 19, 2012 11:17 |  #22

My worst experienc came from the 7d. My 60d consistently produces better images. My 5d mark II is my favorite sensor to date.

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Feb 19, 2012 11:24 |  #23

Worst: NIkon
Best: Canon

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Feb 19, 2012 11:24 |  #24

mpix345 wrote in post #13924317 (external link)
I had the same thought. How does anyone evaluate the sensor? It's not like you can swap them in and out of your camera with all other variables remaining the same.

DxO labs does it for you. All you have to do is look at the sensor list, see the cameras you have used and they have done the comparison.

For instance, if you have been lucky enough to have used the Phase One IQ180 Digital Back then you have shot with the best sensor out there at the present time. If you shot with the Panasonic DMC FZ28, then it's the worst not counting camera phones, P/S and such.

http://www.dxomark.com …ras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings (external link)


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Feb 19, 2012 11:38 |  #25

Best - 1ds2, 5Dc and 5d2
worst - not really sure. I dont have image quality issues with my 7D. It performs beautifully.


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Feb 19, 2012 11:58 |  #26

gjl711 wrote in post #13924387 (external link)
DxO labs does it for you. All you have to do is look at the sensor list, see the cameras you have used and they have done the comparison.

For instance, if you have been lucky enough to have used the Phase One IQ180 Digital Back then you have shot with the best sensor out there at the present time. If you shot with the Panasonic DMC FZ28, then it's the worst not counting camera phones, P/S and such.

http://www.dxomark.com …ras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings (external link)

The same rating system that puts a Nikon 5100 above a 5D2.

'Nuff said.


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Feb 19, 2012 11:58 as a reply to  @ nchphoto's post |  #27

Worst: 1Ds.

Best: 7D.

Ohh I think I just upset some people with that one.


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Feb 19, 2012 12:28 |  #28

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Used or owned?

The best i have used is the Hasselblad V with a 39mp digital back. I realy want one but it's way out of my league. Very nice camera though.

The worst was the Mustek DV3000. I bought it for mo kids when they were small because they were so cheap. It worked, took pics and video but dang the quality sucked.

Since the OP specified Canon, this is pretty much irrelevant.


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Feb 19, 2012 12:29 |  #29

quickben wrote in post #13924529 (external link)
The same rating system that puts a Nikon 5100 above a 5D2.

'Nuff said.

It rates the sensor, not the camera, features, or image quality. Read their rating technique. They are pretty up front with what the rating does.


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Feb 19, 2012 12:33 |  #30

gjl711 wrote in post #13924387 (external link)
DxO labs does it for you. All you have to do is look at the sensor list, see the cameras you have used and they have done the comparison.

For instance, if you have been lucky enough to have used the Phase One IQ180 Digital Back then you have shot with the best sensor out there at the present time. If you shot with the Panasonic DMC FZ28, then it's the worst not counting camera phones, P/S and such.

http://www.dxomark.com …ras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings (external link)

In all honesty, you can't see the magic of a full frame sensor with graphs and numbers.


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