Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

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Scottelly
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Re: Then 12MP is enough?

Steven Rodgers wrote:

I have a high end 4k monitor.

IIRC sony uses 6K and downsized to get the sharpest 4K video.

Take into account some aggressive cropping and 12MP or 16MP would be enough for your two points. A 12 MP sensor may have less noise due to the larger pixel size, and 6MP is enough for sharp 4K images. And I've seen highly detailed 30 inch prints from 8MP images, so that is covered too.

I think the real reason for more MP is the same reason we buy Dodge Demons. No one here will admit this I bet. I just bought an A7RIII and I drive a car with a large v8 so I am in that group.

Is there really any good reason to get a camera with more than 4 MP? Probably not, becaus if you're using a 4K screen, it's probably a really big screen, and you don't "need" to look at a 30" screen from 8" away. I actually look closely at a 50" screen myself though, so I want more pixels. 4 MP just isn't enough for me. Even 12 MP is disappointing to me these days. I plan to get this 60 MP Sony camera, though I'm not sure when (maybe for my birthday in October, but maybe not until next year, or maybe something else will come out from Nikon or Panasonic, and I won't get it at all).

12 MP is not enough. Even 24 MP is not enough. I'm not even sure if 60 MP will be enough.

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