What is enough MP?

Started Mar 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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What is enough MP?
Mar 17, 2012

I must admit to being a little confused by the arguments over MPs.
The 5D3 is 22MP, giving 3840 lines in the picture height.

The very best lenses seem to have a resolution of about 3500 lines per picture height (in the centre, ignoring the edges).
Doesn't that make going for much higher MP a bit pointless?
Seems to me that if you want more resolution you need to go medium format.

Or am I missing something?

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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