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Blaina

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Blaina Registered since 06th May 2003
Mon 07-Nov-05 05:30 PM

Hello,

Like everyone else here I am very pleased to hear about the new D200, but I wonder whether Nikon has missed an opportunity to produce the optimum middle format digital camera for the general user.

While I have enjoyed my D100 for a couple of years there has always been that niggle about resolution in my larger prints (normally A3, but I would like to maximise at 20x15). I had hoped that niggle would be a thing of the past, together with having to update my camera every two years or so to get the best quality available for my needs.

Budget wise I can't go to the D2X's etc, and anyway prefer lighter weight cameras, so I had hoped that Nikon would double up - with the D200 - to about 12.6 Mp. That would mean that people like me could just relax and no longer bother about forthcoming upgrades to D 300's or 400's, because 12.6 would be a very comfortable optimum for the size of prints I am interested in.

I've got a feeling, however, that with 10.2 Mp - that niggle about resolution quality in large prints is not going to go away, and I'm still going to have to worry about upgrading - which is a pain in the neck, as it would be so nice to finally settle for a given digital camera, as I had done for many years with my old film cameras.

Is there anyone with far more technical knowledge of these things than I have, who can explain why Nikon would not have gone for the (more obvious?) 12+ Mp in the D200?
Blaina

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