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I'm considering an upgrade in camera to DSLR.

High on the list are the Olympus E-510 2 lens kit (effective dust control), or the Nikon D40 in a kit..

I know both use a CCD imaging sensor. But I'm really concerned about dust issues.

Cannon uses the CMOS and image quality seems to be very good by all accounts..

What are the major differences between the two imaging systems?.

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Cmos is coming on strong at the low end of the market, highend med-large format CCd holds sway. They each have good and bad points you can easily research. In 35mm the newest latest are mostly Cmos ( good on power consumption and component cost), reviews on this site are very good and anything rated 'Highly Recommended' is a good bet. Best to buy current models, each generation works out bugs and pricing is very competitive. By low end I mean up to $10,000 and high being over $20,000. I mentioned the high end just to say that CCd still has great characteristics and it's not being pushed out of the market by Cmos.



All that said, the Live View Cmos models seem pretty nice. Hope you find what you are looking for...

Comment #1

Madecov wrote:.

I know both use a CCD imaging sensor..

Actually, the Olympus E-510 use a "Live MOS" sensor which is essentially the same as CMOS. The E400 was the last CCD camera from Olympus..

What are the major differences between the two imaging systems?.

Do you want a technical discussion or a practical one? The only practical difference is that no DSLR with a CCD has supported live view. Other than that, it's hard to generalize because every camera and sensor is different. CMOS has become more common as it's (at least theoretically) cheaper to make, but CCDs are still cost-effective as Sony still has capacity to produce them..

Erik..

Comment #2

Madecov wrote:.

I'm considering an upgrade in camera to DSLR.

High on the list are the Olympus E-510 2 lens kit (effective dustcontrol), or the Nikon D40 in a kit..

I know both use a CCD imaging sensor. But I'm really concerned aboutdust issues.

Don't be, a Rocket Blower and the occasional cleaning aren't all that big a deal unless you're working and changing lenses in very dusty environments..

Cannon uses the CMOS and image quality seems to be very good by allaccounts..

I've sold prints from CCD and CMOS cameras taken with the same lenses, if I didn't know which camera took which picture, I couldn't tell in prints up to 8x10, and after that, it's more about resolution..

What are the major differences between the two imaging systems?.

Price of manufacture..

There's more difference between the 4/3rds and APS-C sensor sizes in your two choices than in the CCD vs CMOS issues..

Paulhttp://PaulDRobertson.imagekind.com..

Comment #3

Erik Magnuson wrote:.

Madecov wrote:.

I know both use a CCD imaging sensor..

Actually, the Olympus E-510 use a "Live MOS" sensor which isessentially the same as CMOS. The E400 was the last CCD camera fromOlympus..

What are the major differences between the two imaging systems?.

Do you want a technical discussion or a practical one? The onlypractical difference is that no DSLR with a CCD has supported liveview. Other than that, it's hard to generalize because every cameraand sensor is different. CMOS has become more common as it's (atleast theoretically) cheaper to make, but CCDs are stillcost-effective as Sony still has capacity to produce them..

Erik.

Practical discussion. I'm just a layman who used to shoot a lot of film..

My first and only digital camera is a Fuji S9100 that I like a lot, but I want better image quality. Faster write speeds,TTL flash and all the other features a DSLR provides..

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In god we trust, all others are suspects..

Comment #4

Madecov wrote:.

Practical discussion..

Ignore the sensor implementation technology. Choose the camera that has the right quality/price/features/feel that you like best..

Erik..

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