Beginning into photography

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Leonard Migliore
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Re: Beginning into photography
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Hight Fly wrote:

Leonard Migliore wrote:

The only areas where it shows its age are high ISO noise and the fact that it's only 12MP.

Excuse me for the novice question, but what does it really mean? It is the resolution that is worst?

I understand what higher noise mean, just the fact that it is "only 12 MP".

I often heard people say that it doesn't mean nothing, and you can have 16 MP cameras that are really bad.

The D300 is a very good 12MP camera. What this does for me is limit the size of the prints I can make. I can make pretty good 11X14 prints from a good sharp image that I don't have to crop very much. I can't do a good 16X20.

I now use a 24MP camera and 16X20 prints are relatively easy (as long as the image was sharp in the first place). And I can crop quite a bit and still have good image quality.

If you're not making large prints, a 12MP camera is no problem.

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