Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

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Re: Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Cudacke Dees wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Cudacke Dees wrote:

10 years ago people say 12MP is enough.
12MP which is 4272 x 2848 on Sony camera.

It is only slightly larger than my 8MP 4K resolution 15 inch HP spectre x360 laptop screen which I look at every day no farther than 2 foot.
I won't even be able to APS-C crop it and still get a full screen image.

with 24MP a APS-C crop barely larger.

so yea unless you are planning to die in 10 years.....

What's your point? Ten years later, a 12MP file is still sufficient to display full-screen without upscaling on a 4K display of any size or to make a print at least 12"x18". If your laptop 10 years from now has an 8K display, your eyes won't be able to discern the difference.

what do you mean?

I am already seeing the difference on my 15 inch 4K screen every day.

I don't believe you. Or rather, I don't believe that what you're seeing results from increased resolution in the original file. 4K is 8MP. TBH, I have not done a controlled test with my 12MP, 14MP, 16MP, 20MP, 24MP and 42MP cameras, but it is my belief that files from these cameras, downsampled to 8MP, will show identical levels of detail.

You would be wrong sir

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