Sat 16-Feb-13 07:29 PM | edited Sat 16-Feb-13 07:30 PM by Ray B
>In general if you are shooting with this camera I don't think >there is a benefit to shooting in DX mode. You lose pixels >and I believe you will have similar or less IQ than the D300. >The D800 in crop mode may be slightly better than the d300. >The pixel count will be slightly higher. >
Getting back to the original topic I'm with you on this bit. A D800 in DX crop mode gives you something similar to D7000 pixel density and I would imagine a better file at high ISO ?
That said I still don't get why anyone would benefit from using that solution and letting the camera throw the pixels away at the point of capture to get the "crop factor" for more reach.
Surely a custom crop (or aspect ratio constrained) would always be better in post?
Say you've just shot a burst of 5 frames of a BIF (or whatever) and frame three is the best apart from it's crop. Why on earth let the camera do it when 99 times out of a 100 you can crop it much better in post to get the optimum composition vs pixel disposal ?
I think we are both agreeing on this? but I wanted to add this to more clearly discuss the OP's question