Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: no need
In reply to Mako2011, Apr 19, 2013

Mako2011 wrote:

Talking to the Nikon reps at NAB...they went without a filter in the D7100 for not the reason most would think. They learned from the D800E that none was required even though the math said they should need one for all the old obvious reasons like moire and such. Because of what the learned from the D800e...they simply didn't put one in the D7100 because there simply was no need...It wasn't to bump resolution.

Yes, sales of the D800E were probably higher than Nikon initially expected. In that sense an effective AA filter was indeed not needed.

Another reason to drop the filter in the D7100 was of course that it costs money to make them.

The big question now is what Canon will do. There is tremendous pressure from "enthusiasts" on them to also drop the filter in upcoming cameras. IMO, current pixel densities are not yet quite high enough to do so.

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