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New Nikon 14 MP D400 may be coming...


andersonrm
 
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Re: New Nikon 14 MP D400 may be coming...

Post Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:33 am


General feeling amongst users of the 15 meg 1.5 crop camera is some are a step backward noise-wise (50D) while some are a step-up, (Pentax K20D) from the previous. I think Nikon will do a decent job but their (and Canon) camera prices seem to be climbing with each new model.

prinothcat
 
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Re: New Nikon 14 MP D400 may be coming...

Post Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:49 pm


As I her it, as one crams more photosites on to a silicon wafer, without increasing the size of the wafer, the spaces between the photosites actually become the issue. They have a tendency to become larger than the photsties themselves. This is supposed to result in decreased IQ instead of the opposite. I also believe that the common wisdom regarding DX sensor technology is that more is no longer better, it's just more for the sake of saying look we have more.

toosnvetts
 
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Re: New Nikon 14 MP D400 may be coming...

Post Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:24 pm


It does appear to be a WOW factor now, Chris. It should be interesting to watch all these new, expensive options in the current economy! Here is a Ken Rockwell article on "The Megapixel Myth".

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

prinothcat
 
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Re: New Nikon 14 MP D400 may be coming...

Post Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:36 pm


toosnvetts wrote:It does appear to be a WOW factor now, Chris. It should be interesting to watch all these new, expensive options in the current economy! Here is a Ken Rockwell article on "The Megapixel Myth".

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

Absolutely. I agree 100%. They do it simply because they can, and people can be told that their perfectly functional equipment is now obsolete..... I enjoy KR's take on many things and even tend to agree with many of his ideas. Many others think he's a joke and a charlatan. I think that's the article where I formed my previous opinion, if I didn't straight out steal it.


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