Can anyone explain the pros and cons of CMOS vs CCD.
With the new Nikon D200 being CCD and the D2X being CMOS ...
Not to mention the Sony R1 being CMOS with the same pixel spacing as the D2X.
With Nikon and Sony now swinging both ways on sensor type (Interline CCD and CMOS), Fuji going a slightly different route with their SuperCCD, and Olympus for now taking the fourth option of Kodak Full Frame Transfer CCD, perhaps we can at last settle down to judging by the bottom line of image quality, rather than bothering ourselves too much about the technical details of the different means to that end. (Ditto with sensor format! The only format that matters in the final judgement of image quality is that of the print.)
Alright, one difference: CMOS allows the option of reading only a window within the frame at a higher frame rate (like D2X high speed crop mode), and also faster frame rate, lower resolution read-out over the whole frame, for example by reading only every fourth row and column (perhaps useful for EVF's as in the Sony R1).