Why Canon made 1Dx best specification ... II

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Re: good point
In reply to Mako2011, May 28, 2013

Mako2011 wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

Well because of lower pixel density, my 22mp 5D3 will have higher percentage of 100% cropped or per-pixel level sharpness than your D800 when shooting at the same technique such as hand-held. Then the gap between 5D3 and D800 in resolution will be smaller than if we shoot at better technique such as both on tripod. Which means as I said as well as DPR review said you will waste 36mp potential.

So the point you're actually making is that if ones photographic techniques are poor, they would better be served by a lower pixel density camera. I can see how you might come to that conclusion.

A photog with poor technique <> a good photog using less technique. But it's true high MP camera such as D800 will be wasted for anyone mainly shoot in P&S. Just check in reality how many serious professional photog shooting MF camera P&S for landscape for example?

They could also go ahead and get the higher pixel density camera and simply downsample to 22mp till they get better.

Not always true. As DXOMark tests show the difference between 5D3 and D800 with respective lenses is very small. Then 5D3 with good lens such as 24-70L II will beat D800 with 24-85 kit if latter using poor technique. After downsampling the difference certainly will disappear at 20x30" prints.

That way they'll have high resolution available for the few times they get it right. Best of both worlds and not limited.

But in reality you will not get a camera with the most MP and fastest speed. There are different needs for different markets. I'd pickup a 22/24mp 10fps camera over a 36/46mp 5fps camera any day on my needs.

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