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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:53 AM
Emil Martinec Emil Martinec is offline
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Originally Posted by John_Nevill View Post
It's interesting to note that the 40D's DR is up by almost a stop, at ~9.1EV, with the bulk of the gain being in shadow regions.
I bet it wont be long before we see dSLR's approaching ~11EV pushing DR to 2000:1.
Things are looking promising.
The 9.1EV figure quoted for jpegs has more to do with the jpeg engine than the native DR of the sensor, which actually *is* 11 stops. The jpegs deliver less because the Digic 3 chooses to clip the whites and blacks substantially below the clipping point and above the noise floor, respectively. You can already get 11 stops by shooting raw, it has been the case with the 1 series for a long time.
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