Why 50Mp files can only be a good thing

Canon 5DsWe finally have Canon’s high megapixel DSLR answer to Nikon’s D800/810. It is in the form of the 5Ds and it offers no less than 50 megapixel images. It is a major leap of resolution from Nikon’s very impressive D800/810 and roughly two and a half times the resolution of the 5D MkIII which was up to now Canon’s highest resolution body. This move also firmly puts Canon in medium format territory. An impressive technical achievement that Sony sensors will surely try to equal or better in the near future.

I have come across a lot of online opinions, groaning and moaning about how one does not need so much detail, how large the files will be, and so on. I have some limited understanding about these views, overall however I am all for increased resolution. Continue reading

Is an expensive 46 megapixel Canon what we really need?

Canon_DSLRCanon has been at the DSLR cutting edge since the inception of digital SLR cameras. No question about it. It therefore has a moral obligation to do its best to stay at the number one spot, at least in sales volume and prestige with professionals. However, I have a bad feeling that it is trying to do so by alienating a market segment that has always been at the core of its strategy. And this is enthusiast photographers that are willing to pay a bit extra for their hobby, invest in a nice lens collection and so on. Continue reading