The (in)significance of resolution

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
SandyF Forum Pro • Posts: 14,941
Re: That would be...

Lin Evans wrote:

That would be the approximate 10 mp bayer equivalent in the 4.6 mp Foveon.


I always thought the 4.6 mp Foveon equivalency to "10 mp bayer" was a bit too conservative. I found the 4.6 mp Foveon could easily equal and out-shoot, the Pentax K20D when I used it,  which is what, about 14 mp? That's examining output on-screen.

David has a point though that in many prints, one cannot see the difference in resolution. I have 13x19 prints hanging on my walls from the DP1 and DP2 (the 4.6 mp sensor) which are indistinguishable from the full-frame 20+MP Canon 5DII (my Zion trip series)

Best regards, Sandy (archival) (current, DP2Merrill, SD15, and Zion series in UT travel set)

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