JDPhotoGuy wrote in post #14290202
I don't know.
- To put this into perspective: A 10mp camera gives you images that are 3888x2592. But that 36mp image that makes your CPU fan scream will make a huge difference in large prints right? Not really. That's because the larger the print size, the lower the DPI.
Your standard 30x40 print will only have 80dpi which is only 2400x1600.
I think you don't know many fine art photographers who make large prints. Saying they would only be at 80 dpi when printing 30x40 is simply ludicrous. I have severall 30x40 prints (from 8x10 original film) that you can take a magnifying glass to and still see more detail close up. Absolutely everyone who sees them goes up real close without any prompting from me. I used to have a 4x5 and have many of my own 24x30s which people react to similarly. At 240 ppi - a pretty good print resolution, a 24 x 30 requires, guess what- about 41 MP. It's a real challenge for the lenses to capture detail that holds up under 24 x enlargement - more so than for the sensor to be able to capture it. However, a few shots stitched from a landscape will easily get you there
Oh yeah, and people (like professional film makerss) use DSLRs because camcorders have DoF like point and shoots - that was one thing that made the 5D2 wildly popular