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

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Todd Jones
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Re: Where Is the Camera Industry Headed In this Ridiculous Resolution War?

biza43 wrote:

Batdude wrote:

Where, how and why did this resolution thing start to begin with?

Many years ago. It started with film scanners. Even before that, it started with fine grain film.

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.

You are correct.

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.

So you don't need it.

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.

Many photographers have clients that require high resolutions. It has been like that for decades, where we had film sizes from 35mm to large format.

For what end result is that mp needed or could they be caught up by by the mp race, please explain or show that need in use? Thanks

Like I said, I am sure there are other fields where high res images are needed and that's totally cool with me.

So what is your problem?

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

1) Having to edit large files for no good reason

Again, this is not about you and what you require. Your logic is flawed - above you say that you are cool with others requiring such high res images, Then now you say that they are for no good reason... make up your mind...

2) Too time consuming

For you. There are very fast computers these days. It's all part of the imaging workflow.

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?

Indeed, what is the point you want to make? That you don't need high res cameras? That you don't like to process large files? That your computer is too slow?

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.

Ok. But other photographers are making great images. Of course one must know how to use such gear. And adjust to client's requirements.

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.

You can still buy older cameras.

Are sensors with less resolution with bigger pixels really gone forever and are we never again going to get those gorgeous saturated looking pictures?

What has one thing to do with the other? Again, nothing prevents you to buy older cameras, they are quite cheap today.

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.

Ok, we get it.

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