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Jeez, I was concerned over what the 36mp D800 files would do to my workflow. 54mp would be a handful.
As we keep pushing the megapixels higher, I wonder when a camera manufacturer will introduce the ability to capture lower resolution raw files? And, when that happens, will said manufacturer implement some processing wizardry into their routine that will allow the camera to oversample the lower resolution raw file (vs. just sampling, say, every other photosite), thus retaining some of the benefits of the higher megapixel count, without the file sizes?
You'd need some pretty good CPU horsepower to do that kind of processing on the fly, but it'd be interesting to gain some of the noise reduction and increased color accuracy of the high resolution sensor but not have to process 54mp raw files.
edit: to clarify, I realize that you could buy a lower resolution camera, but the processing I'm talking about above would allow you to capture full 54mp files when you need them, and capture lower resolutions when you don't, but still retain some of the benefits of the high resolution sensor.