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03-18-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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K10D CCD sensor

I'm very new to the world of dSLR and I was wondering how the CCD sensor of the K10D compares to the Canon and Nikon bodies in the same price range. I've looked at a few reviews and it appears that it's a Sony sensor, but it wasn't clear. The reason I ask is I've noticed some noise when taking shots at ISO 100 that I'm not sure should be there. Now it might be I don't know what I'm doing or might be the camera, but that's what I'm trying to figure out.

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G'day Trub,
The best way to get some help is to post the photo(s) in question.
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03-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by GWP Quote
G'day Trub,
The best way to get some help is to post the photo(s) in question.
Cheers
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Give this a whirl!

Pic (Not 56K friendly

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I can only open it in the "constrained" size which looks to be about 800 pixel wide, but it looks pretty good to me. I have a good quality LG monitor and it comes up fine. No noise, no fringing, no artifacts, just a sharp, properly exposed shot.

The photo should reproduce well...have you tried printing it out?

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I can't open it at all. Could you please link directly to the photo?
03-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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Here is the direct link.
"http://www.dslreports.com/speak/slideshow/18023474?c=1140316&ret=L2ZvcnVtL3JlbWFyaywxODAyMzQxMw%3D%3"
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hey trub,
another D/FWer
mesquite here. there's a couple of others around also. we all ought to get together sometime. i recently discovered the heard museum up near you. no time to stay but they seem to have some nice easy trails for wildlife exposures. it's about that time of year also. PM me if interested or start a thread about it.

edit: i see we have already been in contact over at BBR. what do you think. currently i'm available thru out the week and WEs. work is slow.

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QuoteOriginally posted by roy Quote
hey trub,
another D/FWer
mesquite here. there's a couple of others around also. we all ought to get together sometime. i recently discovered the heard museum up near you. no time to stay but they seem to have some nice easy trails for wildlife exposures. it's about that time of year also. PM me if interested or start a thread about it.
I heard about that place while at the Pug Mark Park big cat rescue center last weekend.



I'll start a thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Trub Quote
I'm very new to the world of dSLR and I was wondering how the CCD sensor of the K10D compares to the Canon and Nikon bodies in the same price range. I've looked at a few reviews and it appears that it's a Sony sensor, but it wasn't clear. The reason I ask is I've noticed some noise when taking shots at ISO 100 that I'm not sure should be there. Now it might be I don't know what I'm doing or might be the camera, but that's what I'm trying to figure out.
It is clear that it's a Sony sensor, same type as those used in Nikon D80, Sony A100 and probably now the Nikon D40X, for more details about this Sony CCD sensor, you can see also:-

RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: The Secrets of the K10D (Part 1 of 3) - The Heart: CCD Imager
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It's a SONY
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Can*n uses a CMOS sensor which is based on photo-transitors. They fabricate their own sensors and do not outsource them. The 10MP sensor used in the K10D, N*kon D80, S*ny Alpha 100 is made by Sony. CCD technology is based on capacitors not transistors. Two different technologies used to do the same thing.
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Trub, your link doesn't work. It says you need to be a member of DSL reports to download files over 2MB.

The K10D photos aren't the 'quietest' around but you shouldn't see any noise at 100 ISO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Trub Quote
I heard about that place while at the Pug Mark Park big cat rescue center last weekend.



I'll start a thread.
did you go out there with tom hicks ?? i've been wanting to do that shoot for a LONG time. just hasn't worked out.
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