Return of Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800...

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Re: Return of Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800...
In reply to qianp2k, Apr 13, 2013

qianp2k wrote:

John Sheehy wrote:

RichRMA wrote:

If that were absolute, the Pentax Q would be the most important wildlife/astrocamera extant.

The only reason that I don't use the Q for more focal-length-limited work is because it is not easy to use it adapted to DSLR lenses, as far as subject quality is concerned, versus cropping from DSLR sensors, it trashes them.  The big pixels just can't compete, for both resolution and visible noise.

John, I know you're a huge fan of super high pixel density. This scenario only applied when you unable to move closer or you don't have long enough lenses.

Yes - and when you can move closer, it's the number of pixels - so it's still pixel density when you come down to it.

If there was an EOS camera, fully functional like the 7D but with a much smaller sensor with much smaller pixels, I'd pay $2000 for it in an instant.

However in reality Pro(s) and many enthusiasts willing to spend more on super tele lenses and DSLRs in various crop formats so they don't need to crop severely. Then no way Q or any small sensor cameras can even touch Sharpness (resolution + acutance) and IQ as a whole. That's why Olympus FT DSLRs never really take off in sport fields and serious wildlife photography (except birding involved in small birds as even 800L is not long enough), no mention small-sensor Q as IQ from respective systems are not even close.

You are missing the point. The reason is mainly because you can't get a high-performance 7D/1D style sports body in that sensor format. I agree with John that if you could, there certainly would be some who could see the benefit of being able to mount a 70-200/2.8L IS II and have 140-400/2.8L, or indeed, use a 100-400L and have a 200-800L! A body that allows this coupled with a high capability multi-point PDAF system and a high burst rate with large buffer would be extremely useful and quite competitive in certain applications. It would be easy to do 12fps with a huge buffer using a MFT sensor too!

It's not because of the sensor - it's because of the rest of the package.

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