More pixels?

Started Mar 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: More pixels?

golf1982 wrote:

Now we have 16, 24 and 36mp models, it seems that at these levels we have almost everyones needs covered. though this was also said by some at 6 and 12 mp. I just wondered if there are many people who feel they would benefit from more than 24 and 36 in an upgrade, and as these MP numbers keep on rising, or will they plateau, a bit like intel's MHZ bumps,

I think we have further to go. A D800E 36MP image will produce a 20x30" print at 240 ppi. That is without any cropping. Some prefer to print at 300 or 360 ppi.

My printer with print 24" roll paper. A 24x36" print would be only about 200 ppi.

Then there is cropping. Say your composition doesn't work best in a 2:3 frame, or your lens didn't have the reach you wanted. It would be nice to crop and still have the resolution to print large.

Nokia has a phone camera with 41 MP.

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