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D600 vs D800

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: D600 vs D800
In reply to ultimitsu, Apr 8, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

RhysM wrote:

24 vs 36 megapixels - i'm thinking not really relevant as 24 is more than enough and on the rare occasion you may want to print a huge canvas you can simply buy something like genuine fractals and upsize.

Actual difference is a lot less than 50%. according to DXO pmp, actual resolution improvement from D3X to D800 is most cases is merely 1 mp.

You'll need to look at the same lenses on the D800E, since for some reason the D800 seems to be heavily penalized for its AA filter in DxO's PMP metric. There is a huge difference between D800 and D800E in PMP for the same lens, bringing, for example, the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 (older version) score from 15PMP on the D800 to 21PMP on the D800E (or 50% more resolution than the 14PMP on the D3X). Only a few lenses have been tested on the D800E so far, so you'll have to wait and see the results for additional lenses. I'd accept the D800E result as the more realistic, since the PMP for the D600 with 2/3 the pixels is often equal to or higher than the D800's numbers, which is simply not credible (e.g., 16PMP for the above-mentioned Tamron on the D600, vs. 15PMP on the D800).

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