Some thoughts about 36 Mp D800' rumour...

Started Oct 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
lnbolch Senior Member • Posts: 2,318
Re: Some thoughts about 36 Mp D800' rumour...

photoforfun wrote:

  • 36 Mp FX for 300.000 yen? How will recent D3x buyers feel? I know, same story happened with D1x owners when D70 appeared for 1/4th of the price, but still...

Of course you are politically correct. Gordon Moore's 'law' "The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years." must be ignored for the sake of the pixel impaired. The fact that in two generations, sensors have gone from 12MP to 24MP to 48MP must be ignored.

A sensor D800 sensor of 36MP is an insult to people who bought a D3x three years ago—a generation and a half back. Nikon has a moral obligation to stop the natural progress of digital electronics, and succumb to Canon, who then might be able to keep up. If 24MP was sufficient in 2008, it should be sufficient in 2012. When Sony exploits the masses with even a more excessive bourgeois sensor, Canon has a moral obligation to its users to cave as well. Sony is a company of the People, and are empowered and entitled to displace the two capitalist oppressors who use their image to pray upon terminally conditioned mindless consumers who have no choice.

This has nothing to do with empowering photographers to be able to use their skills and sensitivities to explain the state of the human condition in beautiful and moving ways, it has to do with the rise of the proletariat and empowerment of the masses to have the same cameras the elite suppressors do. The totally inept inability of the snapshooter is in every way the equal of the great masters, and they should have access to the technology that provides a "Make Masterpiece" button on the back.

Progress is only progress when it allows the advance of all the People—empowering them with the gift of creativity. If god had meant us to shoot zeroes and ones, he would not have given us film. Let us form a movement to occupy the remaining photo supply stores.

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