« on: March 30, 2014, 04:58:36 PM »
If we follow your "logic" the original Rebel (6 MP) doesn’t have the same 35 mm equivalent focal length as the T2i (18 MP) because it has 1/3 of the T2i’s megapixels...
I’m sorry, but megapixels are not a factor in focal length equivalence.
Fine. Call it whatever you want. This was the SX50 at 215mm versus the T2i at 560mm. The image scale (angle subtended by each pixel) was very nearly identical between the shots.
Or, if you prefer, this was the T2i at 560mm cropped to match the field of view of the SX50 at 1,200mm equivalent. Same thing.
The point is, the SX50 at the long end held its own against a Canon full-frame L-zoom telephoto used at virtually its maximum resolving power. Not bad for a $450 camera/lens combination with a 50x zoom range.