Commercial sensors for seismic data collection have changed little in the previous 20 years. The sensors that are available today have exceptional dynamic range and sensitivity. This paper explores and compares the field response of analog geophones and all-digital microelectrical-mechanical-sensors-based accelerometers from the perspective of the dynamic range of the recorded data. Also discussed are other characteristics of each sensor type and the potential impact on seismic data quality.

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