Too many megapixels? Six is enough for an 8x10.

Started Apr 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
chuxter Forum Pro • Posts: 21,714
Re: Too many megapixels? Six is enough for an 8x10.

Oly Canikon wrote:

If reducing pixels would give an immediate improvement in noise and
DR one of the manufacturers would do it right now. They would have a
good market among low light shooters.

It's increasing the SIZE of the photosites that is the predictor of good low-light performance. That's why Nikon did the D3. It's a stellar low-light performer because it has BIG photosites. The D3x is not for low-light...it's for applications where the light is good and resolution is the name of the game...like landscapes.

BOTH approaches are good, but for different reasons. Why is that so hard to understand?

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