Make sense of both sides of the argument
Should camera makers continue to drive megapixel counts upward at the expense of other features?
We know it isn’t a straight-up this-or-that argument. Camera makers have a complicated set of decisions to make but generally we’d like you to think in these terms for this argument:
If you could have a camera that was an improvement over your current camera in only one of the following ways, which camera would you prefer:
Camera A - Only more megapixels: (50%-100% more), all other features stay the same or degrade normally (noise, fps, etc).
Camera B - Better Image Quality: Same megapixel count and a noticeable (25%-50%) increase in dynamic range, color fidelity (e.g. reds), noise performance, FPS, etc.
I Want Camera A (more MP) Because:
I Want Camera B (better IQ) Because:
Add the first point to this side
Once there are a handful of arguments on either side, other people will be more likely to contribute.
Current digital sensors are significantly more limited and unbalanced in color space compared to traditional film, as they tend to clip in colors in some channels before others. We would all benefit by better colors, especially in the red and blue spectrums.
Film is still ahead in terms of dynamic range. Let's emphasize this important feature to camera makers!
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