How good is 24meg realy ?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
awaldram Forum Pro • Posts: 13,246
Re: How good is 24meg realy ?

lorenzo de medici wrote:

I'll take a good 12MP sensor over a crappy 24MP sensor any day including Sunday.

And if both are good ? then we can avoid reading below

I didn't have the patience to read all the replies, maybe I'm repeating what everyone else said.

Assume both good and you don't have to write anything more either.

further assume someone who wants aps-c has a valid right to want that.

If so, I apologize.

Compare the images from a Nikon D4, D610, and D800. The D4 with the fewest MP (16) produces the best image. The D800 with the most MP (36) produces the worst image. The D610 is in the middle. It's also the cheapest one, which is why I use it.

Not from what I've see IQ goes




So the answer to your question is, yes. The main advantage to higher MP is the ability to crop images. But it comes at a price

I was out shooting fall colors today with the D600 and D7100. It's easier for me to carry two cameras than one body and two lenses. But back home looking at the images, I was cursing the noise in the D7100 shots. But I don't shoot landscapes on tripods. (Not that there's anything wrong with that) Handheld and 450mm. That's when a really good sensor pays off, regardless of how many MP are on it.

That's back into the ff Vs aps-c argument

Say you can go to a fine French restaurant, where they will give you just barely enough to eat, but everything will be exquisite. Or you can go to one of these places where they give you a huge plate of food, but you could have made it better at home. Which do you prefer?

Lost me here whats your point.

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