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| p.2 #3 · I was just looking at a D800 vs a MF 40MP shot I have on file |
Yeah, I don't know that the D300 really benefits from 14 bits vs 12. Might, might not--not sure--there's also raw compression stuff on Nikon that I don't know much about except for on the D800. The D800, D7000, etc, will benefit from 14-bit, absolutely. There is a point where adding more bits is pointless--depends on the sensor. Ie, you get to a point where if you took in and just threw random data into those bits it would be the same quality. For Canon 12 bits is enough at this point, the 14-bit is essentially marketing bits ^_^. The new exmor type sensors might actually be the first around that'd benefit from a true 16-bit raw file, imho (course ther isn't a dslr with 16-bit yet). Maybe. lol
Edit: and yeah, what makes MF good isn't the megapixels, though more is obviously better, at least until it gets up into the hundreds for a MF sized sensor. Or the number of bits. It's the rockin' huge size advantage of the sensor. You just can't get around that. Same reason why the old 1Ds and 5D classic hold up so well to the newest crop sensors that are generations ahead in the tech world. Bigger is better (of course there are portability and pocketability arguements but sure sure..hehe).