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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (October 17, 2009, 11:42AM )

    That’s a good question. Does the 6 megapixel D40 record more useful information than a 10 megapixel Canon SX10 (with a smaller sensor)? There are a lot of variables that make the answer hard to get at, not the least of which is the SX10’s 565 mm lens (equiv). The resolving power of my lesser telephoto lenses never seems to exceed the resolution of the 6 megapixel sensor (so more pixels would not increase the useful information). Which raises the question: With long lenses, does the D40 record any less information than the D90 (12 megapixels, same size sensor)? For $850, I will have at it. Lightroom produces the Jpegs. Thanks for your interest.

  2. Jason Buchheim

    Jason Buchheim (October 17, 2009, 10:41AM )

    Chris, this is very nice. The information content in the image is very high. The Nikon DSLR combination with a quality Nikkor lens is producing images with much more true 'information' than the little sensor cameras can produce. Looking at this image and zooming in to the 300% on the viewer, I beleive its like looking at a 5 Gigapixel image shot by a small sensor digicam. This is quite interesting. What do you use to convert the .NEF format before stitching? I wish I could quantify what I mean by 'information' better- I mean the signal to noise ratio on your D40 source panoramas seems much higher than most digicam panoramas I view on this site. Good job!