Full Frame camera's with video
#3. "RE: Full Frame camera's with video" | In response to Reply # 0
>Can you extract a single image from the video and get a
>quality enlargement , say 18 x24
As Perron mentioned, the quality of DSLR video is tremendously lower than the quality of a still image.
Think about it for a moment. The best still image the D800 provides is 7360 x 4912, or 36,152,320 pixels (36.2 MP).
Comparing that to the best quality 1080p HD video mode for each frame of video and you have 1920 x 1080, or 2,073,600 pixels (2.1 MP).
Many people do not realize it, but HDTV is not really very high resolution, compared to still images. However, it is better than our old 480i SDTV (non-HD) at 704 x 480, or 337,920 pixels. We all grew up watching cartoons on a television with interlaced pictures barely covering VGA quality in computer monitors. How did we survive.
So, the answer to your question is "probably not." Unless you can interpolate a 2 MP image up to such a large print size. It could be done and would probably make a somewhat acceptable image, from a distance.
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#4. "RE: Full Frame camera's with video" | In response to Reply # 3
>So, the answer to your question is "probably not."
>Unless you can interpolate a 2 MP image up to such a large
>print size. It could be done and would probably make a
>somewhat acceptable image, from a distance.
Yea, about a quarter mile...
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