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philipbaker Registered since 17th Sep 2010Thu 08-Sep-11 03:54 AM
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"D50 Sensor"


Stockport, GB
          

Could someone please explain to me what elements of the D50 sensor
determine the range between the whitest white and the blackest black
in a single shot and how this changes in the progression through the higher level cameras?

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Thu 08-Sep-11 04:18 AM
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Richmond, US
          

There's a thing called dynamic range, and each generation of silicon has increased range. More modern sensors nearly always have slightly more DR than earlier ones. This is usually based on a physical property of the sensor design and mostly cannot be controlled. For most sensors I know of, more ISO = less DR, although a newer generation of sensor may be so noiseless that its high ISO may have more DR than an older sensor's base... Right now the sensor with the most DR (at least from Nikon) is the D3s, with the other FX senors packed right behind it.

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bclaff Silver Member Awarded for multiple contributions for the Resources Nikonian since 26th Oct 2004Mon 24-Oct-11 01:10 AM
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Vancouver (WA USA not Canada), US
          

Brian,

Right now the sensor with the most DR (at least from Nikon) is the D3s

I don't think so.
I think the order listed in my Sensor Characteristics table is approximately correct.
Current models are grouped at the top in bold.

You can expect a plea for more Photographic Dynamic Range results shortly as I'm returning to Nikonians after a 2 1/2 year break.
(You're exempt because I already have D3 numbers and because you use a Mac )

Regards,
Bill

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Mon 24-Oct-11 07:56 AM
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Paignton, GB
          

Nice to have you back, Bill

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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bclaff Silver Member Awarded for multiple contributions for the Resources Nikonian since 26th Oct 2004Tue 25-Oct-11 12:42 AM
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Vancouver (WA USA not Canada), US
          

Brian,

Thanks!

Cheers!
Bill

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 25-Oct-11 01:19 AM
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Hi Bill,

Welcome back!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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