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| p.1 #19 · 24-70 II MTF charts on FF hint at astounding IQ |
Will Patterson wrote:
What's funny is I remember reading a lot of "24 megapixels is plenty, let's start concentrating on IQ and better high ISO noise" and now everyone is drooling over the D800's 36Mp. I really don't care about huge Mp, I want better IQ which is why I really like the idea of the 1D X at 18Mp.
The D800 is all about IQ. Did you see the ISO 640 sample? Downsample to your favourite resolution in your first processing step and it will not stand back for the 1D X in IQ.
In addition, the D800E with the self-cancelling low-pass filter will yield better micro contrast out of the camera. This means that less sharpening has to be done, and you can tolerate more noise in your original file. The importance of this is often overlooked, and it can amount to one full stop of ISO performance.