Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,858
Re: Doesn't that out-resolve many lenses?

Great Bustard wrote:

Dylthedog wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

The rumor is a 4FPS camera with a 36MP Sony Exmor FX sensor using the D7000 pixel design. I hope Canon will compete well with the 5D3, 'cause I can't afford to switch, I like my lenses, and that sensor is pretty much exactly what the doctor ordered (along with Nikon's famous AF).

That's quite a jump in MP - won't that stretch the glass in use whether it's the (rumoured) Nikon or a new Canon?

If it does it will be interesting to see where things go next, the MP will finally be over

More pixels will always resolve more detail, but the Law of Diminsihing returns will affect different lenses differently.

Getting right to the point, a FF version of the 7D sensor would be 46 MP. So, however well FF lenses fare on the 7D is how well they'd fare on a 46 MP FF sensor.

What about corners in terms of detail/distortion? A good FF lens on 7D may not be as good on the FF 46MP sensor. CA also affects corners the most. Nikon realized that quickly with the 70-200 when they released the D3.

Of course, all that depends if you are actually going to print the images larger, but that's the point of having more pixels. no?
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