Who wants 12 megapixels?

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  1. W.Smith

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    12 megapixels.
     
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    i love having 12(.8) megapixels.....but then mine are all in a full frame DSLR!

    :mrgreen:
     
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    12 in a compact...overkill, big time.

    If there's going to be 12 MP in a non SLR camera, it should be a model with a good quality lens and long zoom, IE Panasonics FZ7.

    This many MP in a compact is just for the bragging rights.
     
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    I think you'll see a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ12 within a year.

    And, imo, there IS an upside to hi-res cams: suddenly the digital zoom becomes useable!
     
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    Thats crazy! cramming all that info on a 1/8th sensor!

    Thats under kill imo.. lol. The full frame sensors can produce 100's of mega pixels as we will soon see. I guess they would have an imposable time processing and moving the info onto the cards yet.
     
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    So not megapixels, but bus speed, buffer capacity, and processor power will become the bottleneck factors.
     
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    And even then, with CF cards that can write at 40mb/s and buffers that will soon follow suit, cameras are just going to get higher resolution and faster!

    Whee!
     
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    yeah my casio 10.1mp p+s gives me no better image than my friend's canon 7mp p+s
     
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    Sorry guys, I think I dissagree with the general theme developing here.... I always used to carry a little compact (Mju or T5 ) in my pocket. I would have carried a Mamiya RZ but I (A). Didn't have one . and (B). Didn't have big enough pockets, If I had just think of the image quality I could have caught... As it was I always loaded with Velvia and prayed for good luck with the light , or a nearby sturdy wall to act as a tripod if and when the photo oportunity arose.
    My point being (Good grief I hear you say.... is he FINALLY getting to the point..). If you can place a 12 (or even more) Mp Sensor behind a Canon / Nikon / Carl Zeiss optic. wrap it all in a little box the size of lens cap, and sell it at a reasonable price......... Go for it... (And put me down for one!!!).
     
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    Put me down for one of those in black.:mrgreen:
     
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    Who wants 12 megapixels?

    Well.... :blushing:

    I have a 5D, but I usually opt for the 10D for senior portraits. It's rare (for me) to get an order for anything larger than 20x24 from a senior, and they expect to see more and more images. I wanted to cut down on processing time and storage space, so I went back for the smaller files. Of course, if there's a chance of selling a larger print, I go back to the 5D.

    Pete
     
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    Couldn't you just use the 5D and reduce the actual size of the images? :scratch:

    I would think that the 5D would still have superior image quality, even if the prints are not too large. But if the 10D gives you great prints...then I just that's fine too.
     

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