Sorry if my post offended you, Jeff, and I am not trying to convince you of anything! Sheesh!
It is well documented that CMOS uses much less battery power than CCD, and I have my own experience plus thousands of other D-SLR shooters to back me up. I have owned a Canon D30 (CMOS) 10D (CMOS) 1D (CCD) 1Ds (CMOS). Does that count as experience? The D30, 10D, 1Ds all have CMOS chips and all outlast the 1D (CCD). The 1D and 1Ds are virtually identical in all areas except resolution and chip type (and a few minor updates on the 1Ds), and shooting side-by-side the 1Ds lasts longer with its CMOS.
I am not saying the article is biased by any means. It is true, although obsolete in a sense, or at least misleading in today's world of digital SLR cameras. However, Canon and others have found ways to make CMOS very noise-free (my 10D and D30 have less noise at ISO 200 that my 1D). What I am trying to state merely is that the article you posted sounds like it could talk someone out of CMOS by talking about all the noise. Take a look at some D30, D60, 10D images and tell me those are noisy sensors. Here is a D30 images from way back when: http://www.pbase.com/image/2300971/original
. I don't know what drives you to say CMOS isn't good for other types of photography. Do you realize that the 1Ds, one of the hottest camera for ultra-serious professionals is CMOS?
I see nothing else in the original post about choosing cameras. That is why I said "IF
the original poster...", which would be a very reasonable assumption with this type of question.
Again, no offense intended but I do believe I know what I am talking about, so go easy dude.
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