View Poll Results: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

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  • I need to make super big prints for my clients!

    11 21.15%
  • I'm a sports/birder/wild-life shooter, need to crop lah.

    22 42.31%
  • Just want but actually don't need more...

    14 26.92%
  • I thought bigger was always better... :S

    11 21.15%
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Thread: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

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    Default What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    6 mpx - D70, 300D etc.
    8 mpx - 1D MKII, 20D etc.
    10 mpx - 40D, D80 etc.
    12 mpx - 5D, D700, D3 etc
    15 mpx - 500D, 50D etc.
    21 mpx - 5D MKII, 1Ds MKIII etc.
    25 mpx - D3x, A900 etc.
    37 mpx - Leica S2

    Just curious to know if some of you out there have been thinking of getting a denser body, what are your primary reason(s)?

    For hobbyist who don't do large prints, 21.1 mpx could certainly be a bit of an overkill.

    We shoot 5D MK IIs and praise the dense sensor array. But when we upload to our portfolios, we may usually only use a tiny bit of that full amt.

    Many also know the fact that more pixels means more noise. Cropping is one thing, but how much can we crop till details and noise stake claim?

    For those who print, 12 megapixels would already give you 14 by 10 inches at 300 DPI.

    What's your reason?

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    so that i can show my relatives and friends my super large megapixel camera, and hear them go

    "waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" and suck in their breath when i tell them how many megapixels it is

    sadly, now 14 megapixels is nothing, the stupid companies keep stacking megapixels in p&s

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    so that i can show my relatives and friends my super large megapixel camera, and hear them go

    "waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" and suck in their breath when i tell them how many megapixels it is

    sadly, now 14 megapixels is nothing, the stupid companies keep stacking megapixels in p&s
    Dude, tell me when you get a Leica S2/Hassy leh (maybe you already have)!

    37 mpx confirm your relatives/friends become vacuum cleaner!

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    i'm happy with my 8.2MP...

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    i'm happy with my 8.2MP...
    Personally i think 8.2 MP is a very nice balance range (pixel to noise) for APS-C bodies...

    Maybe people just not happy when the number is lower than 10...

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by surrephoto View Post
    Personally i think 8.2 MP is a very nice balance range (pixel to noise) for APS-C bodies...

    Maybe people just not happy when the number is lower than 10...


    I just like to make up for my other shortcomings

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Can't get newer features without also getting more megapixels.

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by surrephoto View Post
    Dude, tell me when you get a Leica S2/Hassy leh (maybe you already have)!

    37 mpx confirm your relatives/friends become vacuum cleaner!
    i am poor boy, i only have cheap cheap lenses...... and i use pentax, not pro enough to use nikon or canon.

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    1. cropping
    2. cropping
    3. cropping

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    With FF camera, it is always not long enough so yeahh cropping is the reason

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    It's for clarity and knowing that at times when I need to crop I need not worry that the shot will be to pixelised. Furthermore it looks better on print esp when shooting low light subjects

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Generally to hao-lian to the ignorant masses.

    I feel more powerful that way.
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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Came with the camera. Dun need it, and it makes the processing slower

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Needed to do some major cropping recently and was very thankful for the extra megapixels.

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    I don't need that high megapixel. Just give me an average abt 12 to 15MP with a ultra low noise with super high ISO, that will do..

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Frankly, me too, only than cropping. I tried and it takes quite long down loading at the PP shops, besides onto the PC/Laptops.

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    Whack 40 MP and above files convert to TIFF with all layers preserved and send to people you don't like.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 21st May 2009 at 12:00 PM.

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    I DON"T want any more increase in Megapixels....... IMHO, 12MP is all I'll ever need. Yes, with super Megapixels... I could Crop alot. But since the biggest I'll ever is A4 size on my home printer.... its not too big a problem.

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Whack 40 MP and above files convert to TIFF with all layers preserved and send to people you don't like.
    Do you work for intel or one of the Ram chip manufacturers?

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    Default Re: What's your reason for wanting more megapixels?

    Do I need a reason for everything in life? NO.

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