Where Is the Camera Industry Headed In this Ridiculous Resolution War?

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Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 9,297
Re: Where Is the Camera Industry Headed In this Ridiculous Resolution War?

Erik Kaffehr wrote:

jjz2 wrote:

While I’m not shooting high mp at the time, it does make a difference. A few years ago in 2015 I was using “only” 24 mp camera and went on safari... I had seen my own photos, on my normal laptop... then went to my wife’s relatives house that had a 70” 4K screen to look at images on...wow... didn’t know my photography looked that good. So yes, I get it.

Well, 4K is 8 294 400 pixels, that is 8 MP or around 13 MP, using the 24x36 mm aspect ratio.

It is often said that something like 180 PPI is needed for an excellent print. So, printing 30" x 45" needs 44 MP, at least for close scrutiny.

Best regards


For high quality prints the standard is 300 dpi. You can get away with 180 but it is not going to produce the same smoothness in gradation as 300 dpi. So for a 4000x6000 sensor that would result in a print size of about 13x20 without any potential compromise.


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