What Good Is A 24 Megapixel sensor?

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Bill McClung
Bill McClung Veteran Member • Posts: 3,364
What Good Is A 24 Megapixel sensor?
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I managed to get a lucky "grab shot" with my NEX-7 last week.  We were driving down the highway a an approximate speed of 65 mph (105 kph) and I was able to take this image through the car windshield.  When I cropped the image to "zoom" in on the balloon, I was amazed at how much detail was still there.  That BIG sensor does come in handy!

ORIGINAL IMAGE (cropped about 20%):

http://www.pbase.com/nc_bill/image/146796140

EXTREME CROP, SHOWING ONLY THE BALLOON:

http://www.pbase.com/nc_bill/image/146808280

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