Most of us are choosing less Megapixels but still hounded by MegaPixel Police!

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Gerry Winterbourne
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Re: Most of us are choosing less Megapixels but still hounded by MegaPixel Police!
In reply to Pantyhose Bandit, 10 months ago

Pantyhose Bandit wrote:

Megapixels are largely a scam anyway. I wrote an article about that which had 1500 views in one day.

Oddly enough, the number of people reading something has no bearing on its truth.

Briefly - they're a stupid but very effective marketing ploy designed to make people buy the next camera.

Briefly - what you say (above and below)  is wrong. This http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2012/02/d800-megapixels.html explains why.

The difference between megapixels is so tiddly that it's not worth the time of day.

10 megapixels is better than 8 megapixels? I'm going to call baloney on that one. What is the actual difference? On a 2:3 ratio camera, 8 megapixels is 3456 x 2304 pixels. 10 megapixels is 3888 x 2592. This is a whole 344 pixels wider and a while 298 pixels taller. Whoopie! Bring out the dancing girls!

http://www.britphoto.us/2013/11/the-great-digital-scam.html

As I said, I wrote about the great megapixel scam ages ago. I opted out of extra megapixels when cameras reached 8 megapixels. I just don't need more. I have printed 16x24 competition prints from 8 megapixels with no problem.

99.9% of my photos stay on my computer. Bigger images are just a waste of storage space. It's the same for everybody.

A certain way to identify nonsense is when someone invents a statistic (we know it's invented because it's impossible to ascertain the true number) and applies it to everybody (where "everybody" is itself an invented statistic: "100% of the population").

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