How little camera sensors have changed in 5 years

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 11,661
I did the test myself

...months ago before my D800 arrived. I compared the D3 sample with the D800 by downsizing the D800 to the same size as the D3. I then printed them out on 8.5x11 inch paper. It was easy to pick out the D800 print. It simply had more detail. I gave a friend of mine a blind test and asked him to pick out the better detailed photo. He also picked the D800.

I'm not saying the difference was huge. But you could tell. I have no regrets about the D800. Except for fps it is better than the D700 in just about every way. 12MP is enough for a lot of uses but not for everything. Now will I need to run out and buy the next 48MP D900? Probably not. But I'm glad I have 36 over 12.
Mike Dawson

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