Down-ressing Images Issues?

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Down-ressing Images Issues?
Jun 6, 2012

I'm a professional photographer specializing in executive / corporate headshot & some editorial / commercial photography. You will see what I shoot from looking at my sites.

I am considering purchasing a D800 (36MP) or a used D3x (24MP) or waiting for this rumored new D600 (25MP) camera. I have seen many images now of both the D800 and D3x and am blown away by their quality. I currently shoot with a D3 & D3s.

My question relates to down sizing a 36MP of 24MP file to around 12MP or less, which is usually all I need. Will down sizing a 36MP file to, lets say 12MP, seriously degrade the otherwise stellar quality of the file?

(Before hearing all the, "if all you need is 12MP why not stick with the D3", clients are becoming pretty savvy to type of equipment in use. I have had two clients very recently question what type of equipment I use. Also, the newer cameras have the next generation of processors in them that can make a huge difference in image quality, IMHO.)
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Rick
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