24.4 MP Nikon D3X DSLR on the way?

Started Apr 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,978
I agree and moreover ...

Thom Hogan wrote:

coudet wrote:

What interests me the most is why 18mp? There's already one megapixel
and noise reduction monster coming. Why do we need another one?

Well, if people would stop buying megapixel upgrades I suspect we'd
stop getting them ; ). But in terms of a mid-range FX body, Nikon
would have two problems: (1) Canon's updated 5D, which is almost
certainly more than 12mp; and Sony's A900, which is 24mp. The trick
would be to provide "enough" resolution to make megapixel counts
meaningless while maintaining some advantage in image quality
(dynamic range, noise, and so on). I can imagine a scenario where
Nikon takes their D3 sensor technology into more pixels with very
little loss.

that (18MP) cropped to DX is still a very nice 8MP, so it'd be a very versatile body for pros and amateurs. 18MP for studio, portraits and landscape, 8MP for action, telephoto, etc., at a higher fps with a grip.

They could even have, in a couple of years, that technology into the basic entry-level DX body, with 8MP and great IQ.

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