Before I take the plunge and purchase a Nikon D800e. Any thoughts on the rumored

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
John4
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Re: Before I take the plunge and purchase a Nikon D800e. Any thoughts on the rumored
In reply to Robin Casady, Apr 15, 2013

Robin Casady wrote:

What we have seen is that the pixel pitch on DX sensors sometimes predicts the pixel pitch on high MP FX sensors.

I think the odds are good that the D4x will be 54 MP.

It seems 36 Mp FX will resolve about 100 lp/mm.  Many good lenses are better than this only in the center at certain apertures, and many are worse than this off axis at any aperture.

I'm inclined to think it is pointless to go much beyond 36 Mpx without increasing the format size.  If we have focusing and alignment issues now, what does 54 hold for us?  What about increased demands for steadiness of the camera...  What about the cost, weight, and complexity (i.e. mfr. QA) of lenses manufactured to this higher need?  How big would people be printing to see this improvement - and is there a market for such prints?

If you have views on this, I'd like to hear them.

Regards, John

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