Z6 vs Z7 Image Quality Difference

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24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,372
Re: Z6 vs Z7 Image Quality Difference
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Calibur wrote:

If the final target for my image is a 5MB JPG, will the Z7 produce a better image than a Z6?

What would be the advantages of the Z7 over the Z6 (if any) in this case? Or would the Z6 have any advantages?

Normally if you start with a higher resolution image and compress it, you end up with a better picture than if you started with a lower resolution image. However since both are full frame sensors, I'm not sure if this is still true.

There may be the slightest difference - but on most devices and at normal viewing distances that difference will probably be imperceptible. In fact, you probably couldn't tell the difference between a Z7 shot and a mid-range cell phone photo under those conditions.

Also keep in mind there's more to Image Quality than resolution. Dynamic range and low light/high ISO performance may also impact the final image. The Z6 excels slightly over the Z7 on both these metrics. But again you're splitting hairs and likely won't see those differences in a 5MP image.

The bigger question is why you're considering high end ILCs for this intended use. If you give us more information maybe we can steer you in a direction more suited to your needs.

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