D7200: More Megapixels, more DR, or improved high ISO IQ? Locked

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mosswings
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Re: A few comments on D7000, D7100 and the future
In reply to Reilly Diefenbach, Apr 1, 2013

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Coming soon to a desktop or living room wall near you, four times the pixels:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/monitors/display/20130129235500_Sharp_First_to_Bring_Affordable_4K_Display_to_the_USA.html

24MP looks better to me on my 1080p:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51747496@N08/8579544385/sizes/o/in/set-72157633040562803/

We thought 6MP and VGA were hot stuff a few short years ago.  If I had ten bucks for every great pic I've taken in various incredible places around the globe at 35mm, 6X7 or 6 or 8 MP which now look forlorn at 1080p, I be in the Bahamas by now. There is a whole paradigm reset which happens as you migrate to a  new resolution standard.  Shots which I took with my D7000 now look a bit mushy in the finest details.  Because they are.  I just didn't see them in that way at the time.

I wouldn't doubt it, I can see the improvement in the strongly downsized shots already posted on the web.  I think that where people are getting confused is in the assumption that you have to downsize before you display to see any differences.  The display medium is going to downsize or derezz anyway, and that process will reveal the advantages of the higher resolution original.  There were some cruddy downscaling algorithms out there, but modern displays are past that.

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