right now,im planning to buy the nikon d60 kit.i have many question in my mind if which is better,the ccd or cmos?
ccd vs cmos(4 posts) (4 voices)
IMO CMOS is the way to go. For one they use less power, it seems as well that they can get better colors although I don't know if this is just the way the picture controls are set. Canon has used CMOS for a longer period of time and they've always had great colors. This is of course, if color is your thing. It is for me.
I wish it were a simple answer. Lots of different variables to think about, but to give you a straight forward "answer", for the most part, today's cmos tech is at the top. At least in Dslr. However that's not to say the D60 ccd is no good. I've used a D60 for several weeks and really enjoyed it.
People usually want cmos because of it's lower noise in low light. Nikon's D2X ccd is no match to the D3's cmos. But that's not always the case. I recently bought a new Sony with a cmos sensor. My older Sony model had a ccd sensor. Having a cmos didn't improve my image quality. It's good but not great.
What type of photography are you planning on doing? Family snapshots indoors? Outdoor wildlife shots? If your upgrading from a point and shoot then you'll notice a vast improvement in image quality no matter the sensor you choose in a Dslr.
up to iso 400 I will say ccd, above cmos - generally if You know how to use it with both of them You gonna have outstanding images
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