Dilemma of Mega-Pixel
Whenever we go to a Digital Camera Shop, out first concern is to get a very high Mega-Pixel Digital Camera. Our Shop Keepers and Companies also act in a same way and we get the expected answers (with stress on Numbers) "Sir/Madam this is 12 Mega-Pixel Digital Camera or 14 Mega-Pixel Camera" and we pay heavy price from our pocket .
Do you know Mega-Pixel has nothing to do with Clearity and Quality of your Photograph.
Very Sad and shocking but true.....
1. Mega-Pixel is only for Enlargement or BIG , BIGGER, and BIGGER PRINTS of your photograph.
Like Photograph of a 12 mega-pixel camera can be enlarger up to A4 (Photocopy paper) size , or 14 and 16 Megapixel Photograph is Good enough to Enlarge upto Newspaper Page Size Prints.(Off-course viewing distance also matters a lot)
how many times do we make such big prints ??
Not even twice in whole life of the camera.
so why you want a very high Megapixel camera??
2. Quality of a Photograph Depends on The (a) Lens (b) Processor of Camera (c) Processing in Printing Lab.
(a)Lens - Any Digital camera can take Clear Photograph if having a good
Lens. Like some Big Names "Carl-Ziess, Canon-EF, Nikkor lens
of -Nikon, Leica in Panasonic, Olympus, Schneider kreuznach in
Samsung & Kodak, Fujinon " All of them are good and have
difference of 1 or 2% in quality which is negligible .
so before Next perches Watch the Lens Name on Camera Lens.
(b) Processor of Camera - The Processor of camera Matters more then
Lens . because this is the Chip where picture is created. if your
digital camera processor is old or of previous generation you will
never get a better quality photograph. So buy the lattest processor
available st the time of buying like at present DIGIC 4 Canon,
EXPEED C3 Nikon, Truepic 4 Olympus, BIONZ of Sony. This is the
Place where most of the work done by your camera to produce
clear bright sharp and good looking photograph.
(c) Processing in Printing Lab.- This is something which you can only expect
to be good and upto date for your latest camera. got to some
good professional or better Online Printing site and get your
Photograph clear and of Good Quality .
Advertising Mega-Pixel is more of a Marketing strategy then technical point for companies so don't get confuse .
Another Important thing ZOOM is not a Important criteria for buying costly camera. cos digital zoom or even optical zoom will ultimately reduce the photo quality because it will increases the chances of hand shake with every zoom point. Zoom is useful for Wide Animal Shoots (Wildlife) (and for Photographing Urban Girls from distance without getting noticed) so please choose your camera according to your style of Photography.
Can you make the Deference of Mega-pixel in these 2 Photograph
one is taken from 7.2 Mega-pixel Compact camera another by 14.2 Mega-pixel DSLR , Please tell me which one is from compact camera ?
Suggetions and Questions are Invited .