Is the D800 really needed in Nikon's lineup?

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ilkka Nissilä
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Re: We can live without any piece of tech; btw where are the pics?
In reply to Nippondenso, May 24, 2012

But the very large dynamic range of the D800 (at low ISO) is partly thanks to its high pixel count. Check out DXOmark's comparison. You can see that the 16MP D4 has less dynamic range per picture area at base ISO (100) than the 36MP D800 (which leads this aspect of sensor performance). At high ISO the D4 takes the lead in DR though. But if you blame the D800 pixel count for limiting its dynamic range, your criticism is misplaced.

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