Pixel density - can the playing field be leveled???

Started Jun 6, 2009 | Discussions thread
ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: The answer to your question is right here

Iseewhatyoudidthere wrote:

From the horse's mouth:

http://blog.dpreview.com/editorial/2008/11/downsampling-to.html

Short answer, you can't bypass "the disadvantages that come with
higher pixel densities such as diffraction issues, increased
sensitivity towards camera shake, reduced dynamic range, reduced high
ISO performance", according to
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos50d/page31.asp . It's physics,
man!

It's nothing of the sort. It's disinformation to further an agenda. If you want to understand why,

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=30176643
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=31560647

A nice summary of the relevant issues can be found in a pair of posts by Daniel Browning, with relevant references:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=31703921
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=31703977

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