15mp = empty magnification

Started Oct 3, 2008 | Discussions thread
Dragos Jianu Regular Member • Posts: 432
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If Canon was to release a 38MP FF, knowing how the 21MP 1Ds3 already strains the glass, everyone would call canon insane.

Sure, a small difference is perceivable under the best conditions (ISO100, f/8, studio lighting), but the truth is under real-world conditions, unless shooting in the studio, most lenses simply were not designed to resolve such a density. For most applications there simply won't be any advantage IQ wise over the 40D.

The problem isn't the fact that Canon chose to go for the MP race, but the sacrifices. I'm quite sure most people, myself included would have much rather preferred a 10MP 50D with a true 1.5 stop ISO advantage over the 40D and a D300-class AF and features.

I suppose it was much cheaper and much more "popular" to the masses to just squeeze in more MP and add unusable ISOs just because they look impressive on paper.

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