Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mike CH Veteran Member • Posts: 5,732
Re: Don't get your meaning?

schmegg wrote:

Given the same quality of optics ...

Reminds me of an old joke about how to tell mathematicians and engineers apart...

If you wish to determine which of two sensors will resolve more detail by comparing using the FOV - then it's (generally) the sensor with the most pixels.

If you wish to determine which of two sensors will resolve more detail from the same image detail projected onto it - then it's (generally) the sensor with the highest pixel density.

However ...

If you wish to consider 'false' detail (such as artifacts that have high acutance) as detail, then pixel size will come into play.

That is all very true. And I do have at least an inkling of an idea about that stuff

Just like you said - which leaves me wondering why you asked!  

Which leaves me wondering, what did you think that I asked?

My intention was to question the apparent insistence that comparisons at same FOV are for weenies.

Regards, Mike

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