Older models better...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Doc, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    There seems to be a common thread with people insisting the old models
    (Canon S45, G3, etc.) are somehow better than the sucessor models the
    manufacturers bring out to replace them (S50, G5 et.al.). You know the
    litany- better lens, less distortion, less noise, better built, longer
    battery life, etc., etc.,

    I wonder- is this really just sour grapes and rationalization from old model
    owning whiny boys who are beyond the return period for their cameras and are
    looking to trash the new models to validate their purchases of the old ones?

    Hmmmm? Curious minds want to know...

    Doc, Oct 31, 2003
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  2. SNIP
    In order to increase resolution on those same size sensors, the individual
    photosites had to be made smaller. Smaller photosites are going to be
    noisier, and they are more sensitive to optical shortcomings like
    diffraction. They do allow larger magnification because the resolution is
    higher, but the pixel quality is less.

    So it's a trade-off, and some feel that they pushed it too far.

    Bart van der Wolf, Oct 31, 2003
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  3. Doc

    jriegle Guest

    Yes, Those small 4 & 5 MP sensor are noisy. The higher ISO setting are
    barely usable in them.

    In the case of the G5, The lens is a letting the camera down. Purple
    fringing is awful.
    jriegle, Nov 1, 2003
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