16MP is enough for APS-C

Started Jul 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
goosel
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Re: 16MP is enough for APS-C
In reply to jonikon, Jul 1, 2012

If more pixels gather more light you gain a lot when you downsize to 16 MP. So you could have more details and better DR and less noise downsizing 24-> 16. Another advantage is that 24 has a weaker AA filter, so a 24 downsized to 16 will have more/better details then a 16 MP sensor.

Here is an rough example of D800 downsized to 12MP vs 12MP native. Both using app. equivalent focal lengths.

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