More mpix does not automatically mean more resolution.

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
ultimitsu
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Re: Fixed it for you (again)
In reply to Logos007, May 21, 2012

Logos007 wrote:

i am just curious, why a lot of companies producing P&S-cameras, these days reduce the MP-count in their sensors with the new models. If all what is said here is true, then this can only be a big mistake... but it is no mistake...what shall we do now?

Or...am i missing something of higher insight?

you missed the facts completely.

the only P&S cameras that delibrately refrained mp count are:

LX3 (2008), LX5 (2010), TL500 (2009), G11 (2009) G12(2010), S90 (2009), s95(2010), XZ-1 (2010) - all 10mp for a small sensor.

Mostly likely due to the best balance for performance and resolution technology could deliver at that time for a 1/1.7 sensor (or 1/1/5 for XZ-1). It is a far cry from 36mp for a 36x24mm sensor. if their reslotuon was used on a FF sensor, it would have 200mp. All other P&s, that is, hundred or more models that comes out every year, increase MP.

By the way even that class of cameras are making progress, S95's successor - the S100 has just increased mp count too.

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