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Old 04-27-2004, 03:28 PM   #11
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i had a 3.2 MP and now a 4.... ... the megapixel is not the SIZE of the file directly but the number of dots IN the picture...

One-thousand pixels, a unit of measurement in an image. This number will determine the quality of the image. Think of it as the number of dots in your picture. A low density of dots will result in a poor image.

its like the difference between a b&W TV a color 13" tv and a 56" plasma HDTV

you could always get the like.. 11 megapixel Digital SLR camera... lokl
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Basically the higher the megapixel the bigger the image you can print out without distortion. Thats the point i was getting across. Ive been to 15 meetings about digital cameras and the manufactures that make them...unless your printing posters you really dont need a 5 mp camera.
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I had bought my Canon S10 a few years back now and its a 2.1 MegaPixel...
I have had 4x6'* done and they are better then when I had my Canon Rebel * 35mm.
I can print out a 8x10 and it comes out really good....
Safely get incredible 5x7'*
I think that 2.1 is the lowest you would want to go....3.2 or hight is probably your best choice at the moment.

All about $$$$
How much you want to spend?

Here is a pic I took with mine...for an idea of a 2.1 ( won't embed it for 56k users...LOL)
http://members.***.net/givemebreak/Images/Stang.jpg
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All about $$$$
How much you want to spend?
That'* the question I'm still trying to answer for myself... for scenery/nature photos which I take quite often and enlarge to 11x14, it sounds like I may need something in the 4-5mp range. At their current prices, I think I'll be waiting awhile until the buzz dies down!
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I have Nikon Coolpix 900. It'* 2.4 MP and works great. I've had it for 3 years now and use it all the time for documenting the rebuild of my T/A. I print every picture taken on 8.5" x 11" paper and they come out great (to compile my binder of documentation). If you look very closely the pictures look grainy (on 8.5" x 11" paper), otherwise at a 12" distance they look fine. Anything smaller than 8.5" x 11" come out looking like they were from a 35 mm.
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For general purpose, like posting on the internet sites, my 2.0 Mp is adequate.
If you're into doing some better photography and blowing up pics to 8x10 size you should go to a 4 or better.
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