OMD with more MP?

Started May 6, 2014 | Questions thread
cmpatti Regular Member • Posts: 254
How much benefit of 24mp over 16mp?

1943Mike wrote:

Does anyone think that Olympus will offer an OMD camera with a 24 mp or greater sensor in the near future?

I guess that the next step would likely be 24mp, but I wonder whether there would be much benefit. For me, the value of greater sensor resolution would be the ability to print larger. At my largest home printing size (17 inch wide paper, usually printed at 15x20 inches) 16mp with good lenses produce perfectly sharp prints without struggle. It would be nice to be able to print at that same quality in larger sizes from time to time, but 24mp allows only about a 22% larger print (ie., around 18x24) at the same ppi. And I assume that, since both sensor and lens resolution are factors, the actual increase in resolution and therefore possible print size, would be less.

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