How good is 24meg realy ?

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lorenzo de medici
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Re: How good is 24meg realy ?
In reply to Donald B, 8 months ago

I'll take a good 12MP sensor over a crappy 24MP sensor any day including Sunday.

I didn't have the patience to read all the replies, maybe I'm repeating what everyone else said.  If so, I apologize.

Compare the images from a Nikon D4, D610, and D800.  The D4 with the fewest MP (16) produces the best image.  The D800 with the most MP (36) produces the worst image.  The D610 is in the middle.  It's also the cheapest one, which is why I use it.

So the answer to your question is, yes.  The main advantage to higher MP is the ability to crop images.  But it comes at a price.

I was out shooting fall colors today with the D600 and D7100.  It's easier for me to carry two cameras than one body and two lenses.  But back home looking at the images, I was cursing the noise in the D7100 shots.  But I don't shoot landscapes on tripods.  (Not that there's anything wrong with that)  Handheld and 450mm.  That's when a really good sensor pays off, regardless of how many MP are on it.

Say you can go to a fine French restaurant, where they will give you just barely enough to eat, but everything will be exquisite.  Or you can go to one of these places where they give you a huge plate of food, but you could have made it better at home.  Which do you prefer?

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