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How many MP are enough for you in an SLR today?

AMusingFool

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"RE: How many MP are enough for you in an SLR today?"

AMusingFool Registered since 30th Dec 2012
Thu 03-Jan-13 07:12 PM

I'm solidly in the "12MP is enough" category. I've only once wished for more than the 16MP my D4 provides, and that was because I didn't have nearly a long enough lens for what I was shooting (the Venus transit, last year). If I'd had more warning on that one, I'd've looked into renting a 600mm, maybe with a teleconverter. As it was, I was stuck with 300mm, without any kind of converter.

If you want to contemplate a 6MP full-frame camera with modern technology, I suggest reading this article:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/dxomark_sensor_for_benchmarking_cameras2.shtml

Short answer, as mentioned by nrothschild: there wouldn't be a whole lot of benefit, if any.

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