Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP sportyaccordy Forum Pro • Posts: 11,519
Re: no disadvantage

bobbarber wrote:

Resolution should not be weighted on dpreview camera reviews.

Why not? Because you say so?

Considered, but not weighted. We are at a point where resolution is so much overkill for what consumers need, that it is essentially a non-factor. Read the article on the summary of the CEO interviews in Japan. 6 Mp is enough for a magazine spread. Now we have the GH4 which will take 8 Mp stills at 24 fps indefinitely. Are you better off with the GH4, or the D800 if you are a photojournalist covering a rally and need to capture a critical moment? Oh right, we still need to fork out thousands of dollars for 30+ Mp cameras, because an anonymous dpreview poster needs to print at 200" x 300" and only a certain camera will do. Give me a break. I bet that not more than 1% of the posters here have printed anything, ever, at more than 13x19", which my C8080 still handles just fine, thank you. The vast vast majority of people don't need more than 12 Mp any more than they need to buy a Hummer to drive to the supermarket.

Resolution has other uses/benefits than making football field sized prints. If 6MP is good for a magazine spread then a 36MP camera has 6x digital zoom. You can crop and thus not need as much glass. It also helps improve low light performance. Also, if you are choosing to make your camera purchases based on what some anonymous DPReview poster says HE needs, how is that the camera manufacturer's fault?

What's the cause of all your anger? It can't be full frame cameras or high resolution.

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