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Why's there 20mp on the 6d?
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:40:03 PM »
I am wondering why Canon put this sensor into 6d - the 5d3 seems to have the 22mp count because it's a multiple of 1080p and produces less moiré when downsizing to video resolution.

Is there any reason for the the way the 6d sensor is *except* marketing, i.e. keeping the tech spec even below the 5d2's 21mp? Maybe Canon gains a significant production advantage like less sensor waste for 6d and such is able to lower the price? Or is there any video- or stills-shooting related reason except that a little larger pixels produce a little less noise?

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Why's there 20mp on the 6d?
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:40:03 PM »

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Re: Why's there 20mp on the 6d?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 03:17:53 PM »
I think it has more to do with product differentiation and keeping it below the 5D3.  It may have helped it do better in low-light as well but it definitely didn't do anything positive for the video side of things.
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Re: Why's there 20mp on the 6d?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 03:46:17 PM »
I think it has more to do with product differentiation and keeping it below the 5D3.

I'm always happy to bash Canon marketing, but in this case I really wonder if there isn't more to it - maybe the increased dynamic range of the 6d?

The "less than 5d3" sounds like Canon but at the same time a little strange since people paying €3000 for a camera probably know that more mp isn't necessarily better, or we'd all be shooting with iPhones.

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Re: Why's there 20mp on the 6d?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 03:46:17 PM »