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Which is the ideal resolution for a DSLR?

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#31 Dave Whiteley

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

Also found this one on sensor size:-


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:28 AM

You could ask the same question of download speeds, TV resolutions, processing power, memory capacity etc. 20 years ago, a 512kb/s connection and 256MB ram with an 800kHz processor would have been state of the art completing all its required functions in super quick time. Now you'd only find something like that in the scrap! Technology advances constantly to keep up with or drive the demands of the current society. So, what I'm saying is the MP war will only conclude when an alternative to pixels is found.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:25 AM

Not so sure I agree. When you get to a point where IQ doesn't improve for any practically sized print, then people will stop buying. Don
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

I'd say the 24MP on my D7100 is enough. That's plenty for cropping if necessary. Any more pixels than that would be useless unless you're using the best of lenses that have that much resolving power. Bigger files will take forever to upload to Adorama for printing. Sometimes I shoot at 13MP setting on D7100 if I know I'm not going to crop-it's good enough.


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