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

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Joachim Gerstl
Joachim Gerstl Veteran Member • Posts: 8,194
Re: A counterpoint

dv312 wrote:

I agree for most intents and purposes, 26MP would be sufficient

But if you do birding like myself, cropping would be the norm so the more pixels the merrier for you can never get close enough to the birds

Instead of carrying longer and heavier lenses, you'd shoot with larger density sensors and crop at post

61MP is not outrageously excessive if you have to crop 50%, 70% (this is perfectly normal in birding)

I'd love to have Fuji offer a larger MP sensor just for that reason alone

For now that A7R4 looks mightily attractive at least for my needs


Except it doesn't. It is full frame so no built in teleconverter like with APS-C. That 61 MP are just 30 MP in crop. What you want is a super high res crop camera.

There was a time when I thought the 12 MP of the D300 are excessive coming from cameras like the D1 and D2H.

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