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CCD versus CMOS Sensor - Magic Skin Tones or not?

I had an interesting discussion on a photography forum some time ago. In particular, there was someone who absolutely insisted that Nikon's older Ccd Sensors give much better Skin Tones compared to the modern CMOS sensors. In other words, this person's argument was that a Nikon D40 gives you better "out of the camera" images compared to a D3300, to use a model of the same category.

Is there any truth to that? Are CCD sensors magically better for skin tones than CMOS? Let's try to find out in this article. Like with all Amateur Nikon articles, I won't be using technical language, diagrams, or anything of that sort. We're photographers, not physicists; I speak with pictures, and so do you. Furthermore, the idea of "good skin tones" is subjective, and therefore not quantifiable.

Taken with a Nikon D40 - having a 6MP CCD sensor.
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