What would more MP mean to you ?

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
nixda Veteran Member • Posts: 5,515
Re: Hi Sal,

nick_webster wrote:

Thanks for your replies - sorry if I gave the impression I was disregarding your answer because it didn't fit in with my view. That wasn't my intent at all.

I've never suggested that there aren't those who wouldn't need/want more MP, I'm genuinely interested to hear from both sides of this issue. I was curious why there are so many posts asking for parity with the latest Sony ( or whoever else's ) 24MP sensor, without ever giving a reason for wanting more MP.

If you take a look at the latest retina display devices, you'll have your reason. What I envision is a large print of a scene that looks stunning from a distance, and then when you get closer and closer you see more and more details until you're right up there. 330dpi, and higher, if closer than 10 inches viewing distances are desired, or cropping should still be possible. t is absolutely fantastic to look at a picture of, say, the Grand Canyon like this.

Personally, I support any feature someone else desires, even if I personally do not 'need' it, as long as it doesn't interfere with my own desires With respect to pixel density, it would be easy to allow in-camera binning, so that those who want it, can output a lower-resolution image. That is already implemented in most cameras, at least at the JPEG level. It would be easy to extend this to the raw level (e.g., through hardware binning).

Everybody can be accommodated; there is no real downside to go to higher pixel densities (within reason, of course).

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