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Three reasons why I will not be getting a D700.

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Wed 13-Aug-08 02:32 PM

Megapixels do not equal image quality.

You want lots of megapixels when you plan to use an output medium that requires high resolution. Printing very large prints is the most common example. But if your print needs won't normally exceed 8x10 or 8x12, five or six megapixels is more than enough. The quality of an 8x10 print from a 5-MP source image can be outstanding.

I haven't seen a direct comparison of a print that size from a D700 or D3 in DX crop with an equivalent print from a D300. It would be interesting to see. I suspect the FX sensor would still provide a better result even though having lower resolution, especially at high ISO.

"Having been excited and sure i was going to get the D700 the now cheap D300 is a bargain!"

I think the D300 is a bargain even if there were no FX bodies! If I didn't already have a D2X, I'd get a D300 for the DX end of my kit.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
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