Everyone has been drumming into me about pro dSLRs having better images.
Recently, out came the Sony R1, fitted with a APS-C sized 10.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor that Sony Rep hints to the same as the one on the D200.
Looking at the lens spec of Carl Zeiss 14.3-71.5mm F2.8-4.8 (F24-120/2.8-4.8 equivilant), I calculated a crop factor of 1.678 or 1 97/143 to be precise.
I've no idea the crop factor of the up and coming D200..
But if given
1) same sensor
2) equally good lens (I think the CZ lens would be much better than cheapo consumer kit lens)
3) say manual focus + use external light meter for exposure..
Would image quality be the same?
After all in olden times, a $2000 slr and a $300 slr would produce the same quality photos given the same lens..
would this be the case here?
what else will/can affect the image quality?
I'm really really curious about it..
*note: Only asking about image quality wise, not about ease of use more advanced this subsystem or that subsystem or extra capability etc..