Here's what Canon is saying about number of pixels

Started Sep 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
j900
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A lot of BS in Canon's statement
In reply to rhlpetrus, Sep 30, 2012

We know since the Dxomark that more pixels do not mean more noise when you normalize the output to a given resolution. Downsample a hi iso picture from any current high MP full-frame exmor to 20MP and you get something on par with any current canon offering. Plus, the high MP exmor gives you a massive resolution and DR advantage at base iso.

Canon fails to grasp or tries to hide the fact that they haven't made any progress in the resolution-normalized quality of their sensors over the past 5 yrs.

The only real downside of a high MP sensor is file size. The hit on picture quality as alleged by this interview is BS.

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