sensor size

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ziya, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. ziya

    ziya Guest


    what If next year Canon make new model of Eos for example 30D with
    sensor size 24x35 mm, 12M pixel and 100% compatible all EF objectives?
    then 300D is garbage?
    ziya, Dec 19, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    Nope. If that were to happen the 300D would still take the same high
    quality pictures that it does today. Besides, it will be a few years
    before you can buy a camera that uses a full frame (24x36) sensor for

    Todd Walker
    Canon 10D
    Todd Walker, Dec 19, 2003
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    Follow that logic to it's ultimate conclusion, we wouldn't buy anything,
    would save a lot of money that way.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Dec 19, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    If you act like you talk, I'm assuming you own nothing...not even the
    computer you are using. Usually really cheap people think like this.
    Michael, Dec 19, 2003
  5. Correct me if I am wrong, but it sure looks to me that ziya, Todd, Dave
    and Michael are all saying the same thing.
    Joseph Meehan, Dec 19, 2003
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    Mark Herring Guest

    A good camera does not become garbage when something better arrives.

    How many people need anything beyond 6 Mp?
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Dec 19, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yeah what if? It doesn't matter. The 300D will still work fine.

    24x36 @ 12Mpix at the 300D price point. Not very soon. Don't sweat it.

    And even if they did ... the 300D would not be "garbage".

    Alan Browne, Dec 19, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    5 years ago how many people needed 64mb of RAM in their computer? It's like
    time...things will always change, get smaller, get larger, increase and
    decrease. Whatever makes the balance to market it and sell it.
    Michael, Dec 19, 2003
  9. That's because those computers run software that continues to get more
    powerful. If new lenses were coming out that somehow needed more MP, then it
    would make sense that 6MP would become inadequate, but such is not the case.
    The pics that the 300D makes will be just as good in 10 years assuming it
    doesn't physically degrade.
    Ethan Trewhitt, Dec 19, 2003
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    Mark B. Guest

    Well, my D30 still takes great pics despite having recently picked up a 10D.
    Besides, that's a silly supposition since Canon already has an 11mp
    full-frame (24x36mm) digi-SLR. The 300D is still a fine camera.

    Mark B., Dec 20, 2003
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    In message <brvr8m$o4i$>,
    Huh? The sharpest lenses resolve at least 2 to 3 times as much as the
    highest-density DSLR sensors.
    , Dec 20, 2003
  12. Hey Mark,
    I do. I often find my scanned 4x5 (inch) fuji velvia 650 Megabyte
    files do not have the resolution I want. Drum scanned at
    3300 dpi, that's only about 12,800 x 16,000 pixels (3.9x4.9
    inch true image area), thus 43x53 inch print at 300 ppi.
    The 4 foot x 5 foot prints need more detail. Hey, but it's
    pretty close, so I live with it most of the time. When I can't,
    I pull out the 8x10!

    See images at
    Roger N. Clark (change username to rnclark), Dec 21, 2003
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    Mark Herring Guest

    There's one.........;)

    Seriously---Hi Roger. Yes of course at the top end, 6 MP seems like a
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Dec 21, 2003
  14. Mark,

    While the 6 MP range is superb (overkill?) for the vast consumer market,
    it is not enough for the advanced amateur or pro. I'm making really
    nice 11x14s and even 16x20s of wildlife images from the D60 and 10D.
    e.g. see:
    but I must upsample and work very hard for these prints to make
    them look good without interpolation artifacts. Really, 12 megapixel
    will match Fuji Velvia and that will be spectacular. See:

    But who says it must stop at that level? Why not 20 mpixels? 30?
    I know, the pixel size gets too small, but pixel size will be the limit
    in the 35mm class cameras, but the pixel count will rise to meet that
    limit, at least for the advanced amateur and pros who will pay the price.
    And there are a lot of advanced amateurs out there who will pay,
    professional engineers, doctors, etc who will spend $10k on a lens
    and will also spend $10k on a body!

    Perhaps I'll see you toward the end of January. I'll be in your area
    for cassini. I'll try to bring by some prints.

    Roger N. Clark (change username to rnclark), Dec 21, 2003
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    Mark Herring Guest

    This is why film will never die--IMHO. Above a certain size, it will
    be REALLY HARD to get snapshot solid-state sensors---at any price.
    There will be a niche for line scan sensors for studio work, and there
    will always be film and scanners--at least in our lifetimes
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Dec 21, 2003
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