battletone wrote in post #18395869
I appreciate the concern, could we keep this on the topic of quality of file format rather than two peoples value for the usefulness of a process.
The answer has already been given, there is no advantage to IQ of the image if you downsize in the camera. If you downsize the large image down to the smaller size outside of the camera, your results could very well be better, so there are advantages to staying with the large file sizes.
Also, my answer before is very pertinent as well, and has nothing to do with process or workflow from a subjective nature. All of these answers address the impacts of IQ from 4 different perspectives.
- Easier to manage noise when using the full sensor results and downsizing later after post processing
- Easier to crop out small sections and still have enough resolution for a 4x6
- Easier to process out and print very large prints, especially if any cropping occurs
- There might be times that you wished you had the full resolution later due to family events like a death, it has happened to me.