How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

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romfordbluenose Veteran Member • Posts: 5,006
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

Your question is non-sequitur. Size of picture is irrelevant if looking at it from a few inches and you haven't described the level of detail you need at a few inches. Also do your eyes allow you to look at something from a few inches?

In terms of picture size from a D700 with no cropping and no extrapolation then the size you should expect is described in the manual.

Specifically the sensor size of a D700 is 4256x2832 pixels so at 200dpi (considered good enough for most prints) then the print size is 21x14 inches.

At 300 Dpi it will be reduced to 14x9 inches.

You asked about ppi vs dpi. Dpi is the measurement used for printing which is printing dots per inch ( A printer prints in ink dots.). Ppi is the image equivalent normally used , for example, for the size of a picture on a TV.

A 4k TV is 3840x2160 pixels. So you can work out how many ppi it is depending on the size of a TV. Not many people view a TV at a few inches. A full HD TV is only 1920x1080 inches and there a lot of 60 inch HD TVs in circulation which will show your D700 pictures just fine from a normal viewing distance.

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