D600 vs D800

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Daniel Lauring
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Re: D600 vs D800
In reply to Robin Casady, Apr 6, 2013

Robin Casady wrote:

Istvan Lorincz wrote:

Is the 24 Mp really not enough for a photographer?...

About printing: I own a D-Lab.3 and can see the printing limits of the 300dpi. Not even Noritsu or Fuji is able to bring this 36Mp resolution with their 420dpi to print.

I own an Epson 7800. An optimal printing resolution is 240 ppi. That produces an image that is approximately 20x30" from a D800E file without any cropping. The printer will print 24" wide at whatever length. I've been doing some 20x30" gallery wraps that required a 22.5" x 33.5" image. I could use more than the 36 MP my D800E puts out.

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Robin Casady
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
— Bertrand Russell

More resolution is great but I've seen pretty nice 20x30 gallery prints made by 3 megapixel cameras.  24 is plenty.

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