Where Is the Camera Industry Headed In this Ridiculous Resolution War?

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NottsPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,676
Re: Where Is the Camera Industry Headed In this Ridiculous Resolution War?

Batdude wrote:

NottsPhoto wrote:

Batdude wrote:

Where, how and why did this resolution thing start to begin with? I mean, who on earth needs so much resolution??? I am going to guess that only a few photographers need such cameras. I certainly don't. Most of the stuff I do is for people to post it on facebook for them to post and view their photos on a phone. Simple as that. I have shot thousands and thousands of high quality photos with my 16MP cameras and so far nobody has require that I use a high resolution camera. Like I said, I am sure there are other fields where high res images are needed and that's totally cool with me.

I'm not happy regarding where the camera industry is heading why?

1) Having to edit large files for no good reason

2) Too time consuming

3) Will have to upgrade computer system and hardware. I just did that close to two years ago and I'm already starting to feel like the system I got is too slow and I'm only PP 16MP files. Yes for sure I have noticed that storage has gone down in price dramatically but still, what's the point?

Yeah I can simply select the lower resolution file size setting in the camera, but still, what's the point? Personally I don't like the look of images that come out of cameras that have all this cramped up megapixels. Images are starting to look like when I went from Plasma TV to LCD with that nasty ugly unpleasant soap opera look. I mean come on man is that where we are heading? And regarding Fuji IQ, I fell in love with Fuji some years ago when I discovered the S5 Pro by pure accident because someone posted some photos and they did look very different than the Nikon D7000 I was using at that time. But even now I'm not seeing and feeling that same love from the images coming out of the Fuji cameras. I'm just not seeing the same thing anymore guys sorry.

Are sensors with less resolution with bigger pixels really gone forever and are we never again going to get those gorgeous saturated looking pictures? I mean a reasonable amount of resolution is fine with me I have no beef with that but man I think this is getting way our of hand and I find all this ridiculous.

If you don’t need the resolution, don’t buy the camera.

I don't, and I haven't yet, but our older bodies will stop working one day and no more replacement parts will be available anymore and that day will come so I will be forced to buy a newer camera that I am not going to be 100% happy with. I have used other newer cameras myself and none of them are able to give me the look that older sensors give me for a certain look that I like to get for my sports photography purposes.

Pictures are starting to look too much like high definition that might as well just use my HD camcorder. Yeah the images look very neat, but with no character in them. Really boring stuff IMHO.

We have stuff printed on billboards and buses.

We need no more than 15mp to do that. We have xt3’s now and they are probably about right.

i think of we don’t buy them ,  they won’t make em.

I see where your coming from though availability wise.

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