Dynamic Range
September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015

Sensor Size Matters

Knowing the resolution (in Megapixels) is not enough to determine the performance of a camera.

Because you are converting an analog signal (light wave) to a digital one the actual size of the sensor and ultimately of the pixels is crucial to determine the light sensitivity and therefore the dynamic range of the camera.

Cameras with small sensors like those in mobile devices and low end DSLR’s can have high resolutions but still face problems like contrast loss and noisy shadows.

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