I've recently discovered snapsort.com and use it to compare other cameras with the one I own. When comparing Pentax k10D with the K-x model I learned that the K-x has a CMOS sensor and that
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
The explanation for that is
[CMOS sensors] also permit more integrated designs which can cut down on noise gain and provide the opportunity for a cleaner image.
which I take to mean that lower noise is due to better IC designs made possible with CMOS, not the sensor type itself.
- Is this a meaningful distinction?
- All things being equal, do CMOS sensor produce better quality images that CCD?