Shoot at lower MP?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Barrie Davis
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Shoot at lower MP? How about, shoot your foot?

pannayar wrote:

I store most my pics at a lower res, around 1600x1200. Are there any benefits (other than having the option to crop from a high res image) to shoot at a lower res say 5 MP to begin with, instead of re-sizing the pics post? Thanks.

If you are resizing your pictures downward and deleting/overwriting the originals, then you might AS WELL go the whole hog and make pictures of smaller pixel count right at the shooting stage.

However, most people think the whole point of investing in a high-rez digital camera is to shoot high-rez digital pictures, and would never dream of throwing away any of the quality of images they have paid their money for...

.... so they don't throw away that quality at the shooting stage, and they don't throw it away at the editing or storage stage, either. (sigh)

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