Compare photo of 16x20 using d3,s and d800?

Started Jul 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
soloryb Senior Member • Posts: 2,343
Re: Compare photo of 16x20 using d3,s and d800?

Craig wrote:

Anyone actually seen the difference between a D3 or d700, 12mp cameras and the D800 ?

I bet to the naked eye it's hard to tell if they were both processed correctly.

Why I ask because I rarely Mage enlargements more than 16x20.

Yes I know the cropping feature does have a use.
Still thinking about. D 810.


I've made plenty of prints that size and larger using a d700 and then a d800E. There is most certainly a difference that you can see with the naked eye - especially when you factor in cropped/enlarged shots. Twelve MP just can't compete with 36 MP for such prints in sharpness of small details. If you rarely make use of such resolution then there's less benefit to getting a D810.

On the other hand, owning all those extra megapixels may encourage you to make use of them once you see what a high resolution sensor is capable of capturing. If I didn't already own a D800E, I wouldn't hesitate to get a D810.


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