20MP vs. 20MP - comparing my 6D vs. 70D:

Started Nov 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper Forum Pro • Posts: 15,284
Re: 20MP vs. 20MP - comparing my 6D vs. 70D:

CanonKen wrote:

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Still early, but it seems I can extract a whole lot more detail, shadows, and highlights from the 6D vs. the 70D.

I don't see how the 6D wins on detail at base ISO all other things being equal. Even when all things aren't equal, there should be more discernible detail. It has been proven more than once on this forum in side by side shots with a FF and crop camera. In this case, both sensors in question have 20 MP giving the 70D greater pixel density and greater capture resolution due to its smaller surface. Unless there is a significant factor(s) obliterating detail, the 70D should resolve more detail (not always the most important aspect of IQ to a given photographer). Do you have any side by sides?

OTOH, the 6D should beat the 70D in overall noise (which is what I think you mean by shadows and highlights).

I have some experience comparing cameras and posting reviews on DPR albeit nothing with a crop. I would suggest posting side by side images to illustrate your text. It helps folks visualize what you are saying and it actually helps the reviewer focus his/her thoughts, and, in the process, the sustained study of said images may reveal an opposite result of the first impression or preconceived assumption. That's happened to me before.

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