What's the best megapixels?

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joshwa

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 11:05
What is the best number of megapixels, and what is your favourite?

(just a bit of fun for Easter, but feel free to discuss)

scarr1

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 12:17
It depends on the sensor size.
For me 16mp seems about right for aps-c (think k5iis).
Fwiw i have a k3 (24mp) which i am perfectly happy with.

edin_togger

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 12:20
Really happy with the 36 of my K1

pgweber

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 12:50
Not felt attracted by greater than 16MP for APS-C.
Would prefer 24 to 36 for FF.
Peter

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Last Edited by pgweber on 13/04/2017 - 12:50

MrB

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 13:02
The 24 megapixels of the K-70 can be useful sometimes for a bit of extra magnification - even a half-size crop gives effectively a 2X zoom but is still a 6 megapixel image, suitable for making a good quality A4 size print.

Cheers.
Philip

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 13:39
I have always said the K-5IIs hit the sweet spot where Pentax APS-C is concerned. Much prefer my 5IIs to the K3II in all but AF

pentaxian450

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 02:48
The best number of megapixel is the one in the camera you're carrying when the opportunity of a lifetime shows up unexpectedly.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)
Last Edited by pentaxian450 on 14/04/2017 - 02:48

wvbarnes

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 10:07
A 300mm lens plus the ability to crop dramatically for wildlife works for me in good light with 24mp APS-C. I guess 20mp might be the sweet spot for low light with current Sony sensor technology and Pentax tweaks.
Bill

stu62

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 15:25
It all depends on what you want them for because it's not the mega pixles for me but the processor and to me the best one was in the k10

Mike-P

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 15:56
stu62 wrote:
It all depends on what you want them for because it's not the mega pixles for me but the processor and to me the best one was in the k10

Do you mean sensor rather than processor?
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stu62

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 18:59
Mike-P wrote:
stu62 wrote:
It all depends on what you want them for because it's not the mega pixles for me but the processor and to me the best one was in the k10

Do you mean sensor rather than processor?



i was on the phone without my reading glasses

davidwozhere

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 22:19
Ah, I see (?) you were wearing your writing/ typing glasses then?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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derek897

Link Posted 14/04/2017 - 23:00
No silly, he had his driving glasses on as he's was barrelling down the motorway
I know what i like, If not always why.

Wizhunter

Link Posted 16/04/2017 - 20:19
I always thought the sensor was only as good as the lens, just my opinion

McGregNi

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 12:56
Yes, maybe. I think that for a number of years now, for many of us, money spent on better lenses would reap more rewards than the same amount spent on a better sensor. But if you already have all the best glass, then you might as well get a K1 or KP!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 17/04/2017 - 12:57
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