D7200: More Megapixels, more DR, or improved high ISO IQ? Locked

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,888
A few comments on D7000, D7100 and the future

The sensor of the D7100 is better than the one in the D7000, in general. If one prints both, starting at ISO 100 and goes up in ISO settings, the typical D7100's image will be a bit better in most aspects than the typical D7000's image, including the "grain" that some here are complaining about and which does not make much sense. The D800, at 36 MP, at full res, has "more grain" than the D700, at 12MP. But if one resizes the D800's image to 12MP, it'll be cleaner the D700's. And if one needs to print larger, the D800's and the D7100's files will be better as well.

Secondly, the D7100's image retain better color as ISO goes up, compared to the D7000's, this shows even at full res.

Thirdly, the D7100's AF is certainly better thna the D7000, but of course one needs to learn how to use it to its full capabilities.

There are other aspects where the D7100's body is better than the D7000's, in some inetresting ways.

Finally, one cannot expect the sensor technology to make big jumps with every release. The technology is reaching a (very high ) plateau. These cameras are amazing in so many aspects, people don't realize how far digital technology has come in only a decade or so of commercially available cameras. AF is the same story. This is likely more evident for those that used film for a long period, since back then, 10 years usually meant very little in technology advancement, be it either in film or camera tech.

The only thing that prevents one from shooting and having wonderful results with a D7100 or D600 or D800 for 2 decades or more (like I did with a Leica M3) is that they are electronic gadgets as well, and thus will likely malfunction much earlier.

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