D7100 24.1mp?

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
sodekirk
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In reply to mistermejia, Mar 8, 2013

mistermejia wrote:

Remember that one Mega byte (1MB) = 1024 bytes.

Actually, 1MB = 1024KB = 1,048,576 bytes, but only if you're measuring RAM.

If you are measuring storage, then 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes.

When measuring the resolution of your photo, I suspect you would use 1MP = 1,000,000 pixels.

Here is a good Wikipedia article describing the differences: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte

I won't even mention that the binary version is actually mebibyte, and abbreviated MiB. Oops. I guess I mentioned it.

Shawn

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