Interesting sensor review of the 1D4

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  1. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    I found Clarkvision.com some time ago when looking for another site similar to DXO Labs.

    They recently published the findings of their rather involved sensor test of the new Canon 1D Mark IV. Here's the article:

    Clarkvision.com: Canon 1D Mark IV Sensor Analysis

    I'll post the conclusion and let you guys/gals read the full technical details if you're so inclined.

    It appears the 1D4 turns in some of the most impressive results of any camera they've ever tested. It's also interesting to note that the camera has an amazing dynamic range (also noted in DPReviews tests) but even more interesting is that the sensor's abilities are hobbled by the "downstream electronics". Apparently the sensor is capable of producing so much data that it overwhelms the processors and thus is hobbled to only 11 stops (which is still quite impressive) of dynamic range.


    I've read that Canon is focusing on some interesting new technologies with their sensor designs and that the 1D4 was a transitional body that employed several of their new technologies. It would appear, based on these tests, that this is indeed the case. Perhaps the next generation of bodies will make full use of the 15 stops of dynamic range that Canon is now able to produce with their sensors. It sucks they couldn't make use of it in this release... :(
     
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    omg... dude just stfu about the 1D4 for a day.


    I'm so fed up of you trying to vindicate yourself over, and over, and over, of your expenditure of this thing, seriously don't kid yourself..

    IT'S JUST A F*CKING CAMERA!!!

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    I've no idea where this is going, but perhaps it shouldn't bother trying. If people want to post about Canon, that's fine. If people want to post about Nikon, that's fine. If people want to read about neither, that's also fine. If you want to put someone on 'ignore' then maybe I wouldn't be writing this (edit works well too)
     
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