I can see what Homer is getting at here - if we could have about four times* the resolution, wouldn't it be worth it?
Originally Posted by Boatman
Donald has now placed his order btw
* if you're wondering why 4 times and not 3, it is because most sensors use the bayer matrix of one colour pixel being derived from 1 x Red, 2 x Green and 1 x Blue 'sub' pixels. Read more ...
I am sure there are monochrome sensors, made for medical and scientific imaging, but I suspect the prices are rather high due to low volume of sales.
However, other things to consider;
Are our lenses good enough for that level of sensor?
Could we afford the lens performance necessary?
What would be the point in having that much resolution? - for web use, everyone has to down-size anyway, discarding the gains, plus 'average printing' effectively does the same