seriously, 36 megapixels?

Started Feb 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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james s. kennedy Contributing Member • Posts: 582
seriously, 36 megapixels?

I have made very nice 12 by 18 inch prints from a 5 meg camera, and currently use the 12 meg D90 and D300. I am not a Luddite but what is the motivation for so many pixels. Billboard sized prints? Massive cropping? Won't this lower the signal to noise ratio?
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Jim Kennedy

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