X-T1 looks great but.....

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bigpigbig
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Re: More does not mean better
In reply to David V, 7 months ago

David V wrote:

bigpigbig wrote:

David V wrote:

topstuff wrote:

LWS2013 wrote:

why did they put that same old sensor in it, they really should have developed an update 21 or 24mp sensor, I wouldn't buy an X-T1 because the sensor is likely to be replaced with in a year.

This is no different to the Nikon DF using the same sensor as the D4, the D4 sensor isn't great and caused many Nikon users to switch over to Canon

Why do you want more MP? Do you crop by 200% regularly?

See this thread below. An x100s shot ( same 16mp sensor ) was printed to a size of 80 feet /24metres.

It covered the side of a museum.

Here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52837127

It was "only" 16mp.

Do you just think that a big number is better than a smaller number?

Why do you think more MP is better? Or maybe you just don't know what you are talking about?

Actually, this was a pretty rude response. Perhaps you should check yourself.

24MP would allow some additional cropping/frame adjustment for when you are printing 20x30 or larger, which is what I do for landscape prints. It would also provide a finer level of detail for larger prints without cropping.

You can't compare an 80 foot banner viewed from hundreds of feet away to a landscape print hanging on a wall two feet in front of you. It's all about use case.

There is always a 36mp D800e. Not being cheeky, but if ultimate image quality and detail is important (and you cant afford a MF 80mp back) maybe APS-C is not the right tool.

24mp APS-C might give you more room to crop, but you'll sacrifice color fidelity and dynamic range.

Is it worth it?

Did you actually read any of the thread or my post prior to the one you quoted? I think you missed my point and the point of my response to topstuff.

I own a D800 and full lineup of Pro Nikon glass. For me, a 24MP Fuji would do the job for my large landscape prints, which is why I am sticking with my X100S and my X-E2 for now and my D800 for when I need larger prints.

David, I did not mean to offend you. I am in the same boat as you are. I print big. Often. Any bigger than A3, I grab the D800e.

My point was that at present, 24mp APS-C would be a sacrifice in DR and color neither of which would be worth the extra detail in my opinion.

Sorry if I miss-read you or am still miss-reading you.

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