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Saturday, 01 September 2007


A million pixels sounds good to me... after all, the Foveon sensor is a 10MP sensor, although it only has 3.5 million photosites. And Olympus just put out a 300mm lens that is physically and optically the same as a 150mm lens.
And asking for $50 billion for the upcoming budget for the Iraq war, while not mentioning at all that $150 billion has been allocated already for that time frame is not bending the truth.
And having sex with an unconscious (maybe even dead) person is alright because...
Ahhh... never mind.

As far as I know, Nikon's specification is actually standard business practice. Other manufacturers do the same. Canon's 230.400 dot displays have an effective resolution of 320 x 240 or 76800 pixels. Nikon's new 921.600 dot display has an effective resolution of 640 x 480 or 307.200 pixels. So it is in fact a big leap in resolution and the article you quoted is actually misleading.

I agree with Carsten. A big fuss has been made about this by various posters over at DPReview for no good reason that I can determine. Nikon is getting slammed for something that every other manufacturer does as well. There are two ways to look at this: (1) What Nikon and all other manufacturers do is misleading, or (2) Nikon is just following market practice.

Whichever approach you take, the bottom line remains that the Nikon D3 and D300 have LCD screens that offer resolution far in excess of competitors' screens. Reviews have been universal on this point.

I'm not a Nikon fanboy (I have Nikon, Pentax, Minolta, Olympus and Fuji cameras, among others), I just don't see why Nikon is taking the heat for this particular issue. This seems like another molehill being turned into a mountain by the Internet gossip mill...

Please reconsider this post, which just feeds the animal.

No more disingenuous than counting Bayer filter sensors by their primary colour photosites.

Regardless, the new LCD is an attractive feature of new Nikons. It's going to be a problem for follow-on bodies smaller than the D300 though ... they'll have to move some buttons around to accommodate it or squeeze them together and sacrifice some ergonomics. I'm interested to see what they come up with.

Carl & Ernest, yes, the differences between all the different sorts who practice photography about what is proper or legitimate will go on forever.

Fortunately, some cases are straightforward. A few days ago, I helped a friend on a photography list. He was lucky enough to capture a rainbow right over the church where he is Minister. Unfortunately, there is a big utility pole with many wires right in front.

Oddly enough, as I'm not a pro who sells his images, the largest single number of prints I've had a hand in creating will now be in the hands of a bunch of Canadians I've never met who live 3,000+ miles from me.


You mean marketing people exaggerate?

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