Take a tip from a Certified Photographic
Consultant … There’s a lot more to digital cameras than just megapixels!
Truth be told, megapixels are greatly over-rated.
A pixel is a picture
element - the smallest dot or bit of information that makes up a
A megapixel is a million of
Megapixels just measure the number of little dots that
make up your digital photos, and anything more than 3 megapixels is
enough to make good-looking 11” x 14” enlargement.
Why would you need more?
- Photos with
lots of faces, like a big group of people, look better
with at least 6 megapixels
detailed landscapes or technical photos
- Photos where
you weren't close enough to the subject to fill up the
frame, so you have to do a lot of cropping.
In fact, for use on a computer only, or
for prints up to 4”x6”, 1 megapixel would be plenty!
2 megapixels will make a good 8"x10"
enlargement. Here’s what I think is more
important in choosing a good digital camera:
- a really good lens makes for
- An excellent color imaging chip
- A well manufactured, comfortable
to hold camera body.
- A company that stands behind
We’ve sold a lot of cameras, and
regard Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus,
and Pentax as the very best, both for making pictures and
standing behind their products.