More mpix does not automatically mean more resolution.

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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"Pro models" with less MPs
In reply to chironNYC, May 21, 2012

It was clearly stated by Chuck Westfall that in order to get the highest fps, it was necessary to limit MPs. The target for the 1D series is always the best AF and frames per second. Traditionally, since the 1Ds split, these cameras have not had the highest MP count in the Canonlineup. At the announcement, any blather about MPs was marketing spin designed to blunt the customers' concerns about MPs since the line was being consolidated and the model with the the high MPs was basically being retired.

chironNYC wrote:

And this is why pro models costing twice as much as the d800 do not feature the d800's levels of mpix--because they make the camera less flexible and usable for making most images.

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