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

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

Todd Jones wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

Todd Jones wrote:

biza43 wrote:

Todd Jones wrote:

biza43 wrote:

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

I know a couple of professional photogs in Portugal (my country) that need high res for what they do. They typically shoot fashion, corporate, studio, some also landscape. After all, high res today is about the same thing why folks used to shoot MF and LF in the past.

Worldwide, there are many others.

Right, a couple. And worldwide a tiny percentage (that's a guess that I'm pretty comfortable making).

You don't want to pay for the F1 engine in your daily commuter but you want the technology that is learned from F1 like safety, handling, new materials.

But a 4 or 6 cylinder in my car is perfect but I'd LIKE to have the other new technology that I can actually use with my 4 cylinder car. And I'm going to make another comfortable guess, that most photographers don't need it at all even if they think they do.

This is rarely about need, it's mostly about want. I didn't need a 5 litre V8, but I wanted it and I like what it does for me on a daily basis both in it's sound, acceleration and handling, even if I rarely break the speed limit.

But you are also aware of and have accepted the higher cost in fuel, tires, brakes rotors, synthetic oils, insurance etc.

As it turns out, synthetic oils cost less because they last longer. And the brakes don't cost more as I've found out.

But to your point, I pay a bit more, but you'd be surprised at how little it really is.

Just like- faster computer, faster and bigger memory cards, inability to wirelessly transfer at reasonable speeds, TIME importing, TIME for Raw processing etc

I've pulled in the 100Mp raw files from the GFX100 and played around with them. I think the only change I would need would be to increase my storage. But only because I'm already running out. I do find they're a little slower to process, but not significantly.

I could have had plenty of fun with a 2.5 litre Mazda 3.

In the same way, for those who don't need 60Mp, there is still benefit.

Sure, I can crop as good as the next guy.

Cropping is happening in both scenarios - 46MP vs. 60Mp - either way, doesn't matter. But when you do crop the 60Mp, you're left with more and better resolved detail, less moire (I hope) etc. etc.

I also find that when you increase MP, you get better looking tonal transitions. Not sure how that will look in this increase, but between 24Mp and 36Mp, it was very noticeable.

So I think there is more than just cropping, right?

If we're in the business of telling companies what they shouldn't and shouldn't manufacture based on some loosely defined need and our own perception of what is "ridiculous", we might as well dial the clock back to USSR days and live in the Soviet Union.

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