16MP v 24MP sensors

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kerry Pierce
Kerry Pierce Forum Pro • Posts: 19,757
I agree, pixels do matter

Big Ga wrote:

sjgcit wrote:

You really have to shooting on the very edge of the technical limits of cameras and lenses to need to worry about anything else.

Yup. That's me. I live on the edge, and I push my files to the limit....

Now ... back to banding, colour noise, and other vital topics so my creativity isn't going to be stifled by annoying technical issues .....

Another thing usually ignored/forgotten by too many folks, is the need to crop and/or print large.  A major point for getting a high resolution sensor is to greatly increase your ability to crop and/or print large.  If I crop 8mp off of a 24mp sensor, I expect that crop to look at least as good as what I can get from a 16mp camera.  If I can't do that, the value of the higher MP sensor is significantly reduced.


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