Nikon D7100 - the end of high-end DX?

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon D7100 - the end of high-end DX?

coudet wrote:

SMPhoto wrote:

Higher pixel density is a good thing? I asked my lenses and they disagreed...

Absolutely. Camera with higher resolution will give you higher resolution pictures, with your lenses, than the low resolution camera. It can never give worse, never.

The lack of low pass however will definitely boost resolved detail

What it'll do is give ugly aliasing, which some perceive as "better sharpness".

When did I say higher resolution wasn't a good thing? And when did pixel density become the determiner of that? A Coolpix 3500 has a much higher pixel density than the D7100, therefore it must be sharper? My point was that at any GIVEN resolution, I'd rather have a larger, lower density sensor providing that resolution. I don't think it's too hard to tell why - greater dynamic range, lower noise, and yes less demanding on lens resolving ability. His statement about the D7100 being resolution king because it's pixel density is higher than the D800 made no sense to me. So what, the 800 sensor is twice as big. Will the higher density sensor in the 7000 out resolve the lower density APS-C sensor in the 7000 with proper glass, of course.

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