Happy Friday! What I love about you folks is no matter how diverse a questions is, you all are always willing to jump in and contribute. And it's always great to read answers and opinions from you. I personally have learned so much. Best of all, it's nice to see new members each week doing their best to help another member out.
This week, V.K. asked a very good question regarding his confusion over digital camera megapixels; as always, many of you responded with some great explanations. Some answers were simple yet effective, and some were very detailed and technical. If you read through our members' answers, I think many of you will walk away with a better understanding than before. And one important thing that I think most members who have responded would like you to take away from this discussion is that higher megapixels don't necessary mean you'll produce better pictures; it really boils down to the quality of the lens and the camera's physical sensors size and quality. Those factors make all the difference between producing a good photo and a bad photo.
I have selected a few answers to start you off in the Q&A section, but there is a lot more information out there, so I highly encourage that you read all of our members' answers. And if you get a chance, dive into the conversation and continue the discussion.
There will be no newsletter next week, so I want to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and happy holiday!
Confusion over digital camera megapixels
Most manufacturers display the number of megapixels that
their cameras have. What exactly is this number? Is it the
number of pixels per square unit? If so what is this unit? In
film cameras, the size on the film had a bearing on the
quality of the final print, particularly enlargements and the
larger formats were preferred by professionals who wanted to
print large sized pictures. Is there an equivalence in
digital cameras and do manufacturers display this? Under what
name is this displayed? How much of this is good?
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