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04-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Btw, the D800e, with its high MP count, is facing this problem because a lot of lenses that were perfectly decent on older models now no longer look as good on this camera. So if you make a sensor with much higher resolution, you also need to make lenses that match it.
This part isn't right. You don't need higher resolution lenses for the D800, you just have a use for them when you have them. The Q has less sensor area than anything else we compare it to, so you magnify more for the same viewing size. The D800 has the same sensor size as the D700 had, so for the same viewing size you don't magnify more, and therefore any lens that looked good on the D700 will look just as good on the D800. You just have to resist the urge to pixel peep.

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They both have the same size images that they output, the same number of pixels. But the Q has a much smaller sensor. Each pixel is a little node on the sensor that detects light, which means that on the Q they must be smaller and packet closer together. Otherwise you can't get the 12MP onto a smaller area. The second part is that lenses have a certain resolution of their output. If he camera sensor has the same resolution, it will be optimally sharp. But if the sensor has a higher resolution than the lens, the lens will appear to be not sharp, because the sensor is detecting more fine detail than the lens can deliver.
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