Mega Pixel race is like the Mhz Race

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Hugo Drax, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Hugo Drax

    Hugo Drax Guest

    In the consumer market uninformed consumers will automatically assume higher
    MP = better. And Sony Marketing knows this so Images will get noiser and MP
    will increase but consumers will keep lining up since most snapshots are
    never enlarged past 4x6 anyways.
     
    Hugo Drax, Jan 11, 2004
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    Don Stauffer Guest

    I guess I am not an ordinary consumer then, as I almost never print out
    digital images that small. Mostly 8 x 10, and now I have a large format
    printer.

    'course, for snapshot use I just use my film camera.
     
    Don Stauffer, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. Hugo Drax

    Hugo Drax Guest

    I am not sure what glass you used but a 1.4 50mm or L primes focus in low
    light quick.
     
    Hugo Drax, Jan 12, 2004
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  4. Hugo Drax

    Hugo Drax Guest

    but I prefer big sensor. I shoot 1600.
     
    Hugo Drax, Jan 12, 2004
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    Mark Herring Guest

    I have a hunch that an 8MP image down-sampled to 5-6 MP may be better
    that native 5-6 MP.

    I'm getting some good results with a 2MP---including a lot of
    stitching.

    6.3MP seems fantastic to me.

    8X10 at 300 ppi is 2400 X 3000 = 7.2 MP (6 + is "close enough". I
    want the price of this to come down much more than I want more MP.

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    Mark Herring, Jan 12, 2004
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    Phil Guest

    I've seen a statement to this effect in a recent review of the Fuji
    Finepix S5000.

    Phil
     
    Phil, Jan 12, 2004
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