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?