Bob_A wrote in post #16496746
As long as DR and high ISO performance and in-camera processing speed keeps improving I say bring on the additional megapixels. It will eliminate the need for an AA filter and if FF cameras eventually end up having the pixel density as crop cameras, it could eliminate the need to have two bodies for some of us.
I'm still really happy with my Nikon D700, but if there was a 54MP upgrade of the D800E that had better high ISO and DR, and could shoot 6 fps 14bit RAWs then I'd be buying it
The D800e already has spectacular DR, and the high-ISO performance is equal with the best, when normalised for resolution.
A 54MP body with fast AF - not necessarily even super-fast frame rate - would be great for wildlife photography. Just maintain focus on the animal's eye with the centre point, or any other point you choose, then crop around it for optimal composition, and you'd still have a 24-40MP file to work with. Not like doing it with crop cameras at the moment, where a running animal bobbimg its head (and eyes) up and down makes it impossible to pick a suitable AF point, since you have far less leeway to crop.