How many pixels are too many?

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Beth
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How many pixels are too many?
Aug 19, 2002

With new cameras around the corner, I'm curious to hear whether or not any of you have thought about the optimum # of pixels in a ccd? I have the E10 with 4+ megapixels and the largest card I have is a 340 mb microdrive. At what point, do the number of pixels become a liability because they not only require more flash memory, but probably also a larger hard drive to store and process all those shots?

I'm thinking 5-6 mp would be optimal. What do you think? I know there are rumors of a 12 mp camera around the corner. I don't think I want a camera that would require major memory upgrades to use. How about you?

The 6 mp cameras seem to be taking wonderfully detailed photos. Maybe 6 is enough for some of us?
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