Happy Friday! Before I get started, I want to bring your attention to a pretty sweet deal I ran across on the CNET Download.com Software Deal blog that my buddy Catherine posted, so if you're running out of holiday gift ideas for someone or need to treat yourself to something, check out this bundle in which they're offering $170 worth of apps from AVG, IObit, Smith Micro, and Foxit for only $30 bucks! Not bad at all considering one year of the paid version of AVG Anti-Virus is $34.99 by itself. So if you're interested, check it out here. Now let's get started on helping member John with his confusion over megapixels vs. megabytes.
Wow, this week we had more than 70 responses to this topic to help John out, and for those of you who are newbies to the digital camera/photo world, this is one discussion you don't want to skip over, because the definitions for megapixels and megabytes can be very mind-numbing when it comes to figuring it all out. In this discussion you'll find all sorts of great answers from the more technical explanations to the ones that are straightforward and simple. Even a few tips are included on how to take better photos. In all, a great discussion to dive into. I have selected a few answers in the Q&A section, but those only scratch the surface of what's more within the discussion, so read through them all. And if you are either still confused or would like to add more to the discussion, join us in the discussion to make it even more informative. Thanks, everyone, for your time. Have an awesome weekend!
Confusion over megapixels vs. megabytes
I have a new 14.2 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S6000 digital
camera. When I take a photo and check its properties, it
shows that the size is 1.8 megs. How do I get it to increase
in size up to the 14 megs? I have used a Kodak camera that
was only 12 megapixels and when I checked the properties, it
showed a size of 3.2 megs.
That does not make sense to me. How is it that the camera
with the larger megs takes photos with fewer megs? I have
tried about every setting on the Nikon but cannot get it to
take a photo with more than 2 megs in size. What does the
14.2 megs stand for? Is it not the size of the photo? Please
help me; I'm puzzled by this.
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Always. Only when I absolutely have to. Never. I don't even remember if I have a viewfinder on my camera. About half the time. Rarely. What viewfinder? My camera doesn't have one. I have no idea what you are talking about.
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