Megapixel Question

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Megapixel Question
Aug 15, 2012

I have a question about megapixels. I am a novice as some may know by my previous thread but this caught me funny. I am in the market for my first DSLR and I think I have narrowed my choice down to the Canon Rebel T3i or Nikon 3200 or 5100. Now I just got married and I went with my wife to our photographers studio to pick up our slideshow. We got to start talking and I told him I wanted to get into photography a little more seriously. I told him I am currently using a P&S Sony Cybershot 14.1mp DSC-H55 and was looking into my first DSLR. He told me that I wouldn't need anything over 6mp and anything over that is gravy. Could this possibly be true? I want to do landscapes so I estimated something 14-18mp? Would a 6mp DSLR give that much better quality than my 14.1mp P&S?

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 Canon EOS 600D Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II
Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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