How do i explain to someone its not about megapixels ?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Questions thread
AceP Regular Member • Posts: 388
Re: Nope.

Great Bustard wrote:

dholl wrote:

3) less pixels on same size sensor within same sensor-generation generally mean better high-ISO performance and better DR/colour-depth at higher ISO's too.

That's absolutely false, the classic counterexample being the D600 vs D800.

When I compare the ISO 6400 and above RAW samples in the DPreview widget, it's pretty obvious that the D800 has more noise, especially colour, than the lower megapx D600.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/21

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