Fanboy’s Lament

Started May 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
ZorSy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,482
Re: samples are not the same SIZE!

ljfinger wrote:

ZorSy wrote:

One would, as the OP, expect to see significantly more details related to high MP count - whic is not the case...

Yeah, it is. This difference is only 28% in linear pixel count, and we see a commensurate (small) advantage in detail retained. The problem is, people look at pixel counts and expect more than is there because resolution isn't proportional to pixel count, it's proportional to the square root of pixel count. Doubling pixel count only means a 1.4x improvement in theoretical resolution, not 2x.

Ok, my mistake - when writing I was not referring to cameras in OP, more like Olympus SP8000, Panasonic FZ45 or Canon SX30 - real superzooms all having 14MP effective. THAT compared to S6500 is more than double in "resolution"as people call MP "resolution", which is wrong but common. And, yes you are right, would be 1.52X.

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