Next Sony Full Frame DSLR to Feature 50MP Sensor?

Sony A99

Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?

Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much.  I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).

Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup.  According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.

What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor?  Is that too much?  Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?