Nikon d3200 to be 24 MP...

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  1. waloshin, Apr 2, 2012
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    If the Nikon D3200 is to be a 24 Megapixel Sony sensor does this mean that the D3200 will be able to take better pictures then the D5100 and D7000?

    Will the newer D7*00 series have the same sensor with a better processor?
     
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    Is that a serious question?
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes as the newer 24 MP Sony sensor is used the Sony's high-end DSLR so I would imagine it would take better pictures, but possibly be worse in low light and have a lower iso then then D7000.
     
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    Sorry, I just thought you had to be taking the piss with a question like "will it be able to take better pictures?"

    In nearly every case that I can think of, newer models of cameras/cars/computers/hammers/widgets do things better (or at least do more things) than their predecessors. So yes, I would expect that the D3200 would offer certain advantages over earlier cameras.

    But to somehow equate that with "better" pictures is wrong-headed, unless you are that rare photographer for whom the degree of your skill has exceeded the quality of your gear.
     
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    It's a serious question and the answer is...it depends. You can probably use the Sony NEX series to help answer this question. The Sony NEX-5N apparently uses the same (or very similar) sensor as the Nikon D5100/7000. Also, the Sony NEX-7 uses Sony's new 24M pixel sensor which may eventually show up in a mid-priced Nikon DSLR.

    Here is what dpreview.com said about the noise characteristics of the two Sony cameras:

    However, if you downsize the output from the 24M pixel sensor to match that of the Sony NEX-5N then apparently the noise levels are pretty similar. Furthermore, the 24M pixel sensor SHOULD give you a slightly sharper picture so when you're not too worried about noise (low ISO or just don't care) you should be able to benefit from that difference.

    dpreview also found that with JPEGs the Sony NEX-5N had SLIGHTLY better dynamic range than the NEX-7, but the numbers were VERY close and both were rated good. In fact, the differences were so slight that they could easily be caused by changes in the image processing that have nothing to do with the sensor.

    Here is a link to the dpreview noise results: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex7/16
     
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    To go with your hammer link: Worlds Best Framing Nail

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  7. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the 3100 the low-end camera from nikon? I doubt they will put a higher-MP in it than in the D7000.

    Besides, how does this huge file sizes affect the post-processing speed?
     
  8. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do think it's a little strange. Source

    I could see this sensor going into a D7100/D7200.
     
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    Once you get to a certain level it hardly matters any more. What matters is the lens, and of course the skill and creativity of the photographer.

    I'd bet a lot that if you saw images posted on the web you could not tell which were shot with the new D7000 series and which where shot with the old D70. In other words the SLR body hardly matters to the end result.

    On the other hand you'd know in a minute which images I shot with my 1960's vintage 105mm f/2.5 lens, my 50mm f/1.4 or which I took with a "kit" 18-55 f/5.6

    See here for photo of 105mm lens. It is a true classic: 105mm
     
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    Why not? The D7000 had more megapixels than the D700 and the D800 has masses more than the D4. There is a lot more to a camera than image resolution.
     
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    I was thinking that this might be the lineup:

    d3200 16-18 w/3fps
    d5200 18-24 w/4fps
    d7100 24 w/6fps
    d400 24? w/7fps
     
  12. upbraid macrumors member

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    many models will share sensor but build quality is cheaper on the lower model, plus no AF on older lenses which why the bodies are cheaper. however photo quality should be comparable under same conditions.
     
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    Especially if the skill of the operator is unchanged. I've found that in nearly every case, that is the factor that limits photo quality.
     
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    That you should get the camera that best fits your needs. You're comparing a brand new mirror-less camera to a 2010 DSLR. Of course the NEX-7 is going to match some of the performance.

    The question is do you already own Nikon glass? If so then getting a Nikon DSLR is probably the best bet, or do you need a wider range of lenses, again the Nikon has more options for you.

    What are the features provided on the 7000, do they match your needs? Instead of looking at DxOMark results, look at what you want to do and what each camera is capable of
     
  16. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually why I posted this is because that Nex7 sensor is rumored to be in the D3200.
     
  17. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell. Interested?
     
  18. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It is quite far fetched, but all the rumor sites point to the Nex-7's 24 MP sensor coming to the D3200.
     
  19. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    There's no way Nikon is putting a 24mp sensor in a $500 camera. That isn't even feasible.
     
  20. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Mega Pixels sell.

    Source for the 24MP rumor.
     
  21. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Whether megapixels sell is quite irrelevant. It is not financially feasible to to offer 24 megapixels at $500. So, not only is the rumor silly, it is impossible.
     
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    That seems to agree with the results I quoted earlier from dpreview where I compared the Sony NEX-5N to the NEX-7.
     
  23. AppChat macrumors regular

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    is now a good time still to purchase a nikon d5100? or the canon t3i? they usualy get annual updates (t4i and whatever the nikon one would be called lol)

    also, my buddy has a d5100, he says he likes it. but it has ONe dead pixel on it, should he exhcnage it?
     
  24. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I like Nikon so I would say Nikon, but check this review out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Zf7jkU1zclo
     
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