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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default The long awaited DXO-mark lab test is now out

The long awaited DXO-mark lab test on the sensor in the new 24 MP Nikon D5200 DSLR is now out. They claim that the new Nikon D5200 is now the new leader of all crop sensor DSLR cameras. It even scored higher that the highly respected Nikon D7000. It also beat the Nikon D3200, D51OO as well as the lofty rated Sony and the Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D). They claim that this new 24 MP sensor in the new Nikon D5200 rated higher than any other crop sensor that they have ever tested in color depth, dynamic range and low light ISO.
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Interesting but doesn't do me any good as I shot Canon.
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Maybe you should consider Nikon ????
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Great, so Nikon's new Toshiba made sensor in the 5200 seems to work well!
Most of their other bodies use Sony sensors.

Same sensor technology is going to show up in a whole pile other of brands now that also use Toshiba / Sony made sensors. There are very few manfacturers of the actual sensors out there.

Doesn't matter what you shoot, the tech in modern cameras is all amazing anymore and way beyond what most peoples eyes can resolve or print size that they will be making.

For that reason I gave up measurebating a long time ago, and just go out to make images with what I have instead!
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"PeterP", very well stated. I could not agree with you more. Your right, most peoples eyes can't resolve or see the difference in the image quality of any of todays high megapixel count DSLR's unless you plan on blowing them up to the size of a battleship. I am still amazed at the still image quality of my first digital camera. It was about 10 years ago, the camera was a Fuji model 602 zoom bridge camera. It only had 6 megapixels. I think today that anything over about 16 megapixels is just adding more files to your card and computer and is really not needed unless you plan on cropping to the extreme. Also, cramming more and more megapixels on the same small crop sensor has to have an adverse effect sooner or later. I guess thats why we have full frame sensors.
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Not many years ago, the quality bottleneck was the image sensor. That's not the case anymore, and if there's any measurebating to be done, it should be for lenses where it belongs.
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I must agree with "TCav's" statement. We have long ago passed the old measurement standard for still image quality based on the sensor or how many megapixels it has. The new measurement standard should now be based who can make the best lens.
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... The new measurement standard should now be based who can make the best lens.
... for what you want to shoot.
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