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Re: DxOMark suggest Four Thirds sensor technology has made a big leap in performance

Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
With all the buzz and excitement these days about back-lit sensors, if Panasonic were using one I have to believe that they would make a lot of noise (pun intended ) about it. That feature alone would be a big selling point and generate a lot of interest in Panasonic and anyone using their sensors.

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How much benefit on an FT sensor might be a bit questionable. The circuitry that takes up space from the photosite in a traditional sensor is more or less of a fixed size, irrespective of the pixel size. So for a compact camera with a tiny sensor, the circuitry is a large proportion of the total pixel size - putting this behind, as in a 'back lit' design makes sense. For larger pixel sizes, the benefit is smaller. They also, currently, have issues to do with cooling as they make the sensor thicker, which doesn't help noise.

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