the increasing megapixels

Started May 28, 2008 | Discussions thread
brianj Forum Pro • Posts: 14,657
Re: the increasing megapixels - Am I missing something?

Techbie wrote:

I am confused with this megapixel debate. EVEN IF a manufacture
comes out with a, say, 20MP camera, why can't you just set your
setting to only take 6MP pictures?

A constant argument we see here is that one of the main uses of more mp is because it allows a greater latitude for cropping. But as I look on each forum for complaints about the recent round of high mp cameras, one problem crops up repeatedly. That is, 'what is the use of high mp if it is too smeared and or coarse to be useful to crop from'.

If you do as you say and set the camera to a lower mp count then this argument for more cropping ability is lost. Can someone tell me what is the use of more mp then.


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