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07-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #541
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote

Very true.
Circa 2011-12, most cameras have sensors that are actually good enough for most uses, especially so when coupled with a nice fast lens.
In general I'm inclined to agree, at least as cameras are configured now. However, I think one possible future direction will be systems that seamlessly integrate opitical and digital zoom, with extra pixels to maintain image quality at the longer end.

In the short term, I'll be happy if the marketing types continue to push more megapixels. It's something I can actually use, being in the big print business. I don't mind piggybacking on marketing hype and/or buyers' wishful thinking.

Regarding the issue of lens resolution vs. sensor resolution. I think we can wait and see what happens as more 24 megapixel APS-C sensors come out, and people gain real-world experience using them with a variety of lenses.
Makers' decisions about how to proceed with further resolution improvements- full frame sensors vs better lenses for APS-C- will at least in part be based on cost/benefit analysis of which is more cost effective in improving quality.

Of course, there is also the psychological factor of having full frame cameras in a camera lineup as a potential upgrade path, even if most users may never do it. Something like offering a massive lens selection that most people won't fully exploit.

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Clock counting down....

Countdown to Sep 18, 2012 12:00 Noon in Cologne
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So can we put a hold on all the pointless speculation until then??
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
So can we put a hold on all the pointless speculation until then??
You are very very funny.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
So can we put a hold on all the pointless speculation until then??
I was about to make a comment like the previous poster.. LOL
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I live in hope
I'm just worried that there are going to be some posters here who need psycho therapy after Photokina.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec:
I'm just worried that there are going to be some posters here who need psycho therapy after Photokina.
Not me. Whatever will be, will be.
I've done a bit of psychiatry, so for the 5c Lucy Van Pelt consultation fee I guarantee you'll get your money's worth.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
So can we put a hold on all the pointless speculation until then??
I suspect that there will be more and more speculation if there is any leaks- which if there is anything big coming- there should be.
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so! just two months time to sell all the pentax gear? later can be tooooo late.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I'm just worried that there are going to be some posters here who need psycho therapy after Photokina.
Certainly the people who live on these forums and who've typed millions of words year after year wondering if "this is the year" will need it. I just hope they don't die from the excitement if they get what they want.
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Tic Toc...

Just imagine sitting in front of your monitor watching those seconds tic away for two months...
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Just checking in while still on holiday, everything snafu here I see. I think you guys don't need psychiatry, just a day out in the sun with your cameras :-)

Meanwhile, my K-5 does about everything right where my K10d had its limits, so I won't need a FF Pentax for a while.
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So can we put a hold on all the pointless speculation until then??
At least we now have a target ahead
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Do we? It should be an interesting Photokina, but... more interesting than CP+?
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