This article should be read by everybody

Started Dec 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 40,674
Re: Why standardize on substandard resolution

K E Hoffman wrote:

If you read the article you will see he said if the standardized resolution was increased to 16mp the numbers would be a bit lower across the board but the relative comparisons would be the same. 8mp is used as a standard to accommodate the full range of resolutions available.

I love my Sony.. but this is a silly rationalization to try to pretend that an A77 and D600 are the same.

Nobody is saying that because you are comparing a FF sensor to an APS-C sensor. I get the feeling you don't understand this at all. Even at 8mp a FF sensor will score better than an APS-C sensor. The bottom line is when comparing 2 sensors of the same size the sensor with more resolution will have better IQ at lower iso, generally up to iso 800, while the IQ will be equal above that because of the necessary noise reduction.

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Miss use of the ability to do 100% pixel peeping is the bane of digital photography because it causes people to fret over inconsequential issues.

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