The best camera for macro?

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
dsjtecserv
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Re: The best camera for macro?
In reply to bronxbombers4, Dec 28, 2012

bronxbombers4 wrote:

although the pixels have no dimension themselves and the only thing about them is they only go as small as a single pixel so the final image, compared by pixel to pixel which is all that matters in the end, would give the extra mag factor if you compare all that matters in the end even if the projected mag doesn't change at all

What you are referring to is pixel density, and yes, as I noted earlier, a camera with greater pixel density (regardless of sensor size) will, at any given magnification, put more pixels on the bug. That allows for greater enlargeability without unacceptable loss of detail. And while crop sensor cameras tend to have greater pixel density, that is not an inherent property of small sensors. An image projected with the same magnification onto either a crop sensor or a full frame sensor of the same pixel density will provide the same degree of detail at any given enlargement. So even "what matters in the end" isn't affected by sensor size itself. There is no "extra magnification factor" provided by a smaller sensor, although greater pixel density may allow for extra enlargeability.

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