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18-200mm DX gives better quality on D700 than a Fujifilm S5 Pro?

MikeLG

Bonn, DE
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MikeLG Registered since 14th Oct 2008
Mon 06-Jul-09 08:06 PM

OK, I know this isn't necessarily the place to be discussing an S5 Pro, but it really is a Nikon query.

I have two cameras; the S5 and a D700. Obviously the S5, being based on the D200, is a DX format and I have primarily been using the Nikkor 18-200mm VR on it and using a 105mm 2.8 VR and 50mm 1.8 on the D700, simply because I was under the impression that the 12 megapixel S5 would give a better quality image than the 5.1 megapixel image I could expect if I stuck the 18-200 on the D700.

However, I'm off to India on honeymoon next month and really only want take one camera, preferably the D700, for obvious reasons. So today I took a shot of the same subject at the same time of day, with the 18-200 on each body and If anything, even though the file size is smaller from the D700 with the DX crop, it appears that the shot from the D700 is slightly better.

Is it just that my eyes need testing, or that with the advanced technology in the D700 it can actually deliver better results than the S5 Pro?

Many thanks in advance for any thoughts anyone can give me on this.

Regards,

Mike ~ an Englishman in Bonn, Germany.

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