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D3S sensor photo-sites, versus D4 photo-sites, questions

Robman3

West of Santa Monica, US
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Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Fri 06-Jan-12 08:08 PM

OK,

The hurry up and wait time has arrived.

I may plop down the deposit later today at Samy's, but, does anyone of the more expert class, Like Stan or Jim, Len etc. know if the advances with the sensor (Sony built) are enough of an improvement (12+ MP to 16+MP) for "stills" to justify selling the D3S and jumping up?

As I recall, the D3S has photo-sites which are designed to close the gaps from previous iterations, or something along those lines, please excuse the inexact verbiage technically.

Does the D4 sensor use that improved architecture? The out of box expansion to 100 ISO, mirrors the D7K, but the high end, 12,800 ISO seems to indicate a parallel to the D3S sensor, after that, the upper reaches are extrapolated and likely result from the differences between the 12+ and 16+ and Nikon's engineers simply writing CPU's to leverage that.

Will the noise floor be reduced then by the pixel count/gain increase?

As far as Video, off camera capture at uncompressed rates is an attraction (Does anyone know what Nikon's use of uncompressed means codec wise?)

Many thanks for any comments,

Rob


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