Canon’s Testing a 75MP+ Pro DSLR

Started Jul 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
SubPrime
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Re: Canon’s Testing a 75MP+ Pro DSLR
In reply to qianp2k, Jul 25, 2013

qianp2k wrote:

SubPrime wrote:

John Sheehy wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

I am wondering how many lenses or even if any can fully leverage 75mp? Will have a huge diminishing return.

Your metaphor has nothing to do with reality.

Lenses project analog images. You need a lot of pixels to get a virtually analog capture of the lens' projection.

Wrong metaphor. You are suggesting that because lenses are not made of binary information, they have infinite resolving power.

If you continue to magnify a piece of digital negative, you only get a finite amount of detail, beyond which, all you will see is the grain structure.

http://www.normankoren.com/Tutorials/MTF.html

http://www.imatest.com/docs/sharpness/

Two articles worth to read. I am sure such 75mp sensor is 75mp as 41mp Nikon cellphone camera sensor has 41mp.

Yes, the image it outputs will be that resolution.

However a large portion of pixels from such high density sensors thru an "imperfect" lens are below MTF 50. Below MTF 20 are called “vanishing resolution” that human eyes virtually cannot see.

I guess that depends on the magnification you are looking at. Certainly looking at the full image, the details become less obvious, unless printed large.

As we see in Rick's D800E vs 5D3 test with Zeiss 35/2.0 lens, the difference is pretty small.

Not at 100% magnification, but downsized I agree.

DXO measured them both sets tied at 17 mpix that likely capped to MTF 50 (or 30).

Again, DXO is talking about perceived resolution, and there is no way the 2 images look the same resolution.

D800E has more resolution falls below the cap but above 20% of MTF so we still see a little more details when view at full-size but not that obvious.

Actually it is obvious if you don't downsize.  More obvious if you use a decent raw converted line Capture One.

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