Monday, December 01, 2008


Since the announcement of the 24.6 million effective pixels Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 on the 9th September 2008, we were waiting for the announcement by two other fiercest rivals in the market. Canon, one of the rivals, announced the EOS 5D Mark II (21.1 million effective pixels) on the 17th September 2008. Today (1st December 2008), we finally get to see the announcement by Nikon. Nikon D3x is their equivalent version to compete with Sony and Canon. It has 24.5 million effective pixels.

The biggest issue we are talking about here is the balance between megapixels count VS. ISO. The problem with huge megapixel counts is the amount of noise generated. Therefore, they don't really dare to allow the photos to be able to shot at extremely high ISO. At least not at the moment with the sensors they have. Well, we can see a deliberate restriction done. Who shall win this battle? We shall see.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Nikon D3x


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