Should Sony go back to a 42mp sensor in its High Resolution Body?

Started Dec 15, 2019 | Polls thread
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Should Sony go back to a 42mp sensor in its High Resolution Body?
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Sony's Full Frame High Resolution line of camera bodies, A7R was introduced in 2013 with a 36mp sensor. The A7rII and A7rIII were introduced with a 42mp sensor. Now the latest in the series, the A7rIV has a 60mp sensor.

In DPR's review of the A7rIV, they stated:

"In terms of noise reduction, the a7R IV does leave behind a bit more luminance noise than its predecessor, but we don't find it too offensive and is to be expected given the slight noise increase in the underlying Raw. Sony's context-sensitive noise reduction continues to do an admirable job holding onto fine detail, but again, it looks as though there's no real improvement be had over the Mark III. Indeed, some areas show even less fine detail retention than the older model, likely due to heavier noise reduction to combat the slight noise increases in Raw, as well as some color bleed."

The use of a 60mp sensor implies that its going to slow down camera processing and storage of photos over the use of the older 42mp sensor.

SHOULD SONY CONTINUE TO MAKE HIGH RESOLUTION FF CAMERAS WITH THE OLDER 42MP SENOSR?

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YES, the noisy 60mp sensor is not better than the 42 after noise reduction is applied.
40.4% 40  votes
NO, the 60mp is a higher number - must be better.
59.6% 59  votes
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