24.6 MegaPixels. Now You Can Actually Tell That Ugly Is To The Bone

Sony just announced the price for its 24.6 MegaPixel DSLR and Gizmodo is complaining that the $2900 price for the body is nearly 50% than the expected $2000 price. Let me say that again - this is a 24.6 MP camera - nearly 5 times the resolution on my DSLR. The Nikon D300 is $1300 for a 12.3MP camera. MegaPixels don't achieve an economy of scale. If anything, it is the opposite. Take the Canon 1Ds Mark ii as an example - 16.7MP with a professional body for $2500 (at the very least). With these as the comparators, the Sony is a steal.

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