Too many megapixels? Six is enough for an 8x10.

Started Apr 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
The Davinator
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Re: hardly an authoritative source.

Roland Karlsson wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

Little pixels are better than big ones? Really? Sorry my friend,
but with that you have proven you have no clue what you're talking

Yes they are - up to a certain limit.


Maybe you can enlighten Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Sony, among other sensor makers as to how they can achieve a greater dynamic range, better noise characteristics and smoother tonality with smaller pixels. They would most certainly be interested in hearing from you.

Until then……

A normal DSLR camera, e.g. the Canon EOS 1000D, has a pixel density
of 3MP/cm2.

With that pixel density a 1/2.5 inch = 7 mm x 6 mm = 0.48 cm2 sensor
camera would be approx 1.5 MP. I assume you rather buy a 6 MP camera
then. It will certainly produce better images.

The same goes for the 1000D, it would produce better images at 40 MP
than at 10 MP.

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