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    How relevant is the DXOmark sensor rating to the image quality of a camera? Do you use sensor rating as a reference when you compare cameras of your choice?

    I found that some cameras' sensor rating are higher than the more expensive and newer cameras. Case in point, D5000, D90 and Pentax Kx.

    I was surprised that sensor rating of the popular 550D, 7D and newly launched 60D are about the same as the entry level D3100.
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    I don't rely on DXOmark. I much rather trust my own testing and experience.
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    How come there is no test for Ultra Wide Angle Lens of Crops Body on DXOmark ?

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    Do you just look at a car engines or do you compare the entire cars when deciding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Do you just look at a car engines or do you compare the entire cars when deciding?
    Entire car is made up of components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    Entire car is made up of components.
    great, so would base your decision on reviews of cup holders?

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    I like to see the car engine , of course .

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    Quote Originally Posted by biskandar View Post
    I like to see the car engine , of course .
    Sales man opening the hood: "And there we have the engine!"
    Customer: "Um, err.. (looking at the big cover with the big company logo) ... ok."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    Entire car is made up of components.
    Correct, and they all have to work together as a whole. If you only have a great engine but no interior, no seats, etc, it's not worth much, is it?
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    its a good tool to start with. thanks for sharing...
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    yes the sensor is like the engine, one of the things i will look out for in a camera.

    its a matter of personal preference, i prefer my camera to have a good sensor with accurate colours and wide dynamic range coupled with a bare body, than to have good features and lousy sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    yes the sensor is like the engine, one of the things i will look out for in a camera.

    its a matter of personal preference, i prefer my camera to have a good sensor with accurate colours and wide dynamic range coupled with a bare body, than to have good features and lousy sensor.
    Then you should love the D3X/A900/A850.
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    Hey Rashkae, i would really love to own to cameras you mentioned but im still holding on to my crippled fujifilm due to its awesome sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    Hey Rashkae, i would really love to own to cameras you mentioned but im still holding on to my crippled fujifilm due to its awesome sensor.
    S5Pro? Good cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    great, so would base your decision on reviews of cup holders?
    Purpose of this thread is to find out what DXOmark sensor rating means to us when we decide on a camera.

    Each of us can decide how he wants to use the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Correct, and they all have to work together as a whole. If you only have a great engine but no interior, no seats, etc, it's not worth much, is it?
    I have yet to see a car with great engine but no interior and no seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    How relevant is the DXOmark sensor rating to the image quality of a camera? Do you use sensor rating as a reference when you compare cameras of your choice?

    I found that some cameras' sensor rating are higher than the more expensive and newer cameras. Case in point, D5000, D90 and Pentax Kx.

    I was surprised that sensor rating of the popular 550D, 7D and newly launched 60D are about the same as the entry level D3100.
    Maybe as a reference, but I find that it is not much use, though I've seen may ppl use it as justification than XXX is better that XXXX, when in fact it does not translate to the essentials for a photographer (ie. the photos)

    Case in Point (ISO3200) :

    Kx http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...XINBI03200.HTM

    550D http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...IINBI03200.HTM

    D90 http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...90INBI3200.HTM

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    How relevant is the DXOmark sensor rating to the image quality of a camera? Do you use sensor rating as a reference when you compare cameras of your choice?

    I found that some cameras' sensor rating are higher than the more expensive and newer cameras. Case in point, D5000, D90 and Pentax Kx.

    I was surprised that sensor rating of the popular 550D, 7D and newly launched 60D are about the same as the entry level D3100.
    the sensor performance will affect image quality. but u have to bear in mind that sensor performance is just one of the factors that affects image quality (e.g. another factor are lenses). it is good to know how "good" the sensor is by the DXO ratings. so to your question, yes you can use it as a reference, as far as the sensor part is concerned. you might want to note how they conducted the test as well (e.g. did they squeeze things out of RAW files, etc).
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    What's the point? Leica M9 sensor scores the same as Sony's Nex


    It starts off with the photographer and then the lens then the sensor in combination with processor and then - most importantly - the digital imaging specialist (usually the photographer again - for amateurs). (in the old days the E-6 colour lab). Just shoot and worry less. If you need something to grasp at technically, I think sensor size is more important.

    In fact it has always been that way - medium format film cameras have a larger "sensor" than 35mm film cameras.

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    This DXOmark link explains Sensor Scores.

    http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/en/.../Sensor-Scores
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