This is part 3 of my overall review of the Canon EOS 6D and in this chapter, I'll be focusing on details or rather is the 20.2 megapixels enough? From day 1 we have been brainwashed and spin dried into having the most megapixels packed into that cute little 36 x 24mm sensor. As such, the moment we hear 20.2mp, the alarm bells start ringing, hang on, but but our N fellows over there are already having 3x megapixels cameras.
So instead of having a 5 hour debate on the pros and cons, let me just show you some photos below taken with the Canon EOS 6D and you can then figure out whether this is enough for your shooting needs.
First up, a 50% cropped photo of a watch shot.
Second sample, a 20% cropped photo of another watch shot and no I'm not having a watch fetish.
And finally, a full shot and the cropped version both straight out of camera, unedited. You can see the dust on my table at the bottom right side of the 2nd photo.
We all know very well that the more megapixels you have, the more details you're going to retain when you start to chop the image away but at 20.2 mp, the Canon EOS 6D is able to hold its own fairly well as compared to its bigger brother 5DMk3. As we can see from the samples above, even at 50% crop, the image maintains its details and if you need to crop more than 80% of your photo then ..errr...no comment.
Well that's all for now, till then cheerio.