What good is a high MP count...

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
jande9 Senior Member • Posts: 1,124
Re: What good is a high MP count...

jcollier wrote:

I'm afraid that if you find it necessary to ask the question that you will not be enlightened by the answer.

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Perhaps if you had understood the question a little better you would not have replied so rudely.

Many people feel that the push for more megapixels is a marketing gimmick for most people.

I think that a good 6mp camera would satisfy almost all of the needs of an amateur photographer.  I have produced school graduation quality portraits cropped about 50% from a original Canon 300D file, and it looks fine as an 8X10.  I am very happy with 11X14 prints from my Pentax 100D even cropped by around 30%. I say this from the perspective of someone who used a Leica M3 and a Rollei35 for 35 years before going digital, so I have some idea about quality in a print.

Of course, more mp is theoretically better but in almost all real life situations it doesn't make that much difference for non-professional photographers, especially if you are just viewing pictures on a computer.

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