A trio of new DSLRs kill static to take crisper photos in low light
By Dan HavlikPosted 10.25.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
by Nicholas Eveleigh
THE DARK ARTS With megapixels in abundance, low-light performance is the new battle ground for digital cameras—especially SLRs. From left to right: the Nikon D3, the Canon EOS 40D and the Sony Alpha A700.
More digital cameras now use CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors to capture sharper images in dim lighting, with less "pixel noise"--colored flecks that occur at high light-sensitivity settings when the camera's processor tries to boost the brightness in a dark image.