View Single Post
Old December 15th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
Slug
Check six!
 
Slug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Inverness, UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,954
 
Device(s): Sony Xperia Z
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 2,752
Thanked 11,425 Times in 5,796 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Slug slugbrem@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irishjoeyo View Post
If all you did was exchange the sensor in the GNex's camera for a different sensor that was appropriately sized for 8MP, and you left everything else about the camera the same, then it would take better pictures - at all light levels - than it currently does. Is that not true?
Nope, not remotely. Unless by "better" you mean "viewable larger". All the image resolution dictates is the size of that image at a given dpi. Of far more importance is how well a sensor resolves the detail it receives through the lens, and that's not dependent on number of photo sites (the 'pixels' on a digital sensor) but more on the quality of the sensor. In fact, too many sites packed closely together can actually be detrimental to IQ as you start to run into diffraction and other issues such as chromatic aberration (fringing).
Slug is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Slug For This Useful Post:
crankerchick (December 16th, 2011), drbugsmn (December 15th, 2011), eddie33081 (December 17th, 2011), jasaero (December 15th, 2011), kcs7272 (December 17th, 2011), magpullin (December 15th, 2011), Martimus (December 15th, 2011), MMcCraryNJ (December 17th, 2011), Penguissimo (December 16th, 2011), R=G (December 15th, 2011), speede541 (December 15th, 2011), vincentp (December 16th, 2011)