Oddly, much more than file quality, the main reason to upgrade to that back would be for a 100% unobstructed view of the viewfinder. No mask. That, and the ability to be using more chip, in terms of focus falloff, would be my main reasons to buy that.
Yes, I agree. It is true that relatively few polled respondents were requesting more resolution (although some were, to be sure). And yes, the LCD needs improvement. However, physically larger chips have always
been heavily requested. Unfortunately with larger chips comes a larger price tag.
But price aside (and I know it's not easy to do that), I find this product to be a uniquely versatile product for a photographer. Many have focused on the megapixel count only.
*Unmatched Resolution (for some, this actually is very important):
- Particularly photographers who have been shooting multi-shot devices on product would certainly fall into this category.
*Unmatched Image Quality:
- Extremely high resolution also minimizes image quality issues that appear at lower resolutions (color artifacting, edge aliasing, moire, etc).
*Largest medium format lens coverage available:
- As mentioned, no masks to deal with, and wider coverage on wide lenses. Lenses are "true".
*Fast, sustained capture speeds:
- Makes this a very versatile product that can go from the highest quality table top product shot to many other applications which require continuous, fast capture rates.
*High ISO Range:
- With the Sensor + technology, light gathering will be dramatically enhanced, meaning this product becomes usable in varied lighting situations.
- Ability to adjust output sizes with full lens coverage is a unique and valuable feature.
Naturally there is a price tag to match this, but I find the features and the potential of the P65+ to be unique, above and beyond the megapixels.