Is there a case for a lower MP FF camera?

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Is there a case for a lower MP FF camera?
Feb 27, 2013

Few years ago when a newer LX came out with similar pixel count as the model it replaced, DPR applauded it as an excellent move. Those days are long gone. Now a camera is blamed for not joining the MP race and that is for some valid reasons. Yet I want a lower MP full frame camera with all the recent advances in sensor technology.

I thought 12 MP of 5Dc was enough for me. I still think so.

1. Printing: I don't print large.

2. Processing: I know computer processing power/speed is getting better all the time. Still processing a 12MP file will take half the time as processing a 24MP file. More time to shoot or do other important stuff.

3. High frame rate: It would be easy to achieve faster frame rates than a higher MP camera. More images can be captured before camera slows down in burst mode. Less is more.

4. Longer battery life.

5. Faster transmission using wifi or even from camera or card to computer using cables.

6. Resolution and cropping latitude: I know I will miss these, but not much. I never thought 5Dc resolution was inadequate.

7. Image quality: Unlikely to change significantly (not counting resolution ). Noise, DR, color accuracy etc should essentially be the same. Right?

Am I the only one for a lower MP full frame camera ? Is there a case for it? Am I missing something important?

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