P 30, P45 Pixel Well Size and Image Quality.
The Phase One P 30, and P 45 feature CCDs with new, smaller 6.8 micron pixel wells. I'm concerned that the smaller pixel size means that image files will be noisier than previous Phase One backs.
With older and inferior CCDs, this is a valid concern. Pixel well size plays a large part in determining the usable sensitivity of a CCD. Older CCDs with smaller pixel wells would not meet Phase One's demanding image quality criteria. However, continual improvements in sensor design allow the u...