Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 60,173
Re: Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

sparkling elk wrote:

i'd prefer the simple advantage of larger pixels. example: the difference between D3s (12mp) and D3x (24mp).

The difference in pixel size between the D3s and D3X has nothing to do with the low light performance. that is brought about mainly by the higher quantum efficiency, which Nikon has also achieved with the small pixels of the 1 system sensor.

i'd prefer a D4s (16mp) with (at least) 1 stop better lowlight performance over a D4x (35mp).

If the 35MP camera is based on the 16MP DX Sony sensor, you will not have a stop better lowlight, it's quantum efficiency is already close to 50% and its read noise very low.

but i have to admit, that a good resolution is also something that manifests in IQ. the question is what is enough. to me, a 5D3 with improved 21mp would be interesting, but perfect with 16mp.

16 is just a number, no real reason why it should be better that 21 or 24. generally, more is better.

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