help understanding digital camera specs

  je-haz 14:12 31 Aug 08


I use to have this CASIO digital camera:

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which has a 1/1.75 CCD.
Recently, Casio introduced a new camera:

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which they say has a newly developed 1/2.3 CCD (same number of megapizels). I dont understand this! Surely 1/2.3 is a SMALLER CCD and therefore not as good as the older one?


  ened 14:36 31 Aug 08

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  Technotiger 14:38 31 Aug 08

Hmm, camera or not 2.3 is rather bigger than 1.75 !!

  peter99co 14:49 31 Aug 08

1/2.3 is a Ratio is it not. so 1/1.75 is smaller

eg 1 to 2.3......1 to 1.75

  natdoor 15:09 31 Aug 08

Details of digital camera sensor sizing can be found here click here

  je-haz 15:35 31 Aug 08

Natdoors article shows that the bigger sensor is the older one.

So it looks like the new one is not as good -

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