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Out in the field in the real world, image quality attributes such as dynamic range and shadow noise can outweigh other considerations like resolution. Dynamic range in this context means avoiding blown highlights and yet offering the ability to raise very dark areas to lighter values without undue noise.
A camera that offers both high resolution and wide dynamic range is a huge winner for the shooting envelope. In this regard, the Nikon D810 has reigned supreme with its fabulous 36MP sensor, and highlights that just don’t want to blow out (if reasonable care is taken and often if no care is taken!). The Canon 5DS raised the bar on resolution to 50MP, but falls well short on dynamic range; its noise level makes it difficult to lighten shadows and still apply desired sharpening.
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