What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

Many of us have this question “What Megapixel Camera should i buy?”. Generally we think that more the megapixels, much better is a camera to take desired images

Nowadays we see so many advertisements of the digital camera’s, may it be a camera or mobile phone camera.
It has got more megapixels ‘They Say’!

Before reading this article, you should ask a few questions to yourself
– How am I going to use the photos I take?
– How much am I willing to spend?
– Do I plan to enlarge/Print my photos?
– How often will I use my camera?”

What is megapixels?

A megapixel is one million pixels. A pixel is a picture element.
Digital images are made up of thousands of these tiny picture elements. The more pixels, the higher the image resolution.
Resolution relates primarily to print size of the image.

Following image illustrates the megapixels and the image size.
What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

Determining the number of megapixels you need

Deciding the number of megapixels you need depends on the size of the print you want for your image.
Don’t let a salesperson push you to buy a digital camera simply because it has a high megapixel count.
Before purchasing, get answers to the above questions.

Minimum megapixels for quality prints

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

What Megapixel Camera should i buy?

Conclusion

If you
– just want the images to see on your phone or computer
– want to spend less
– just need small size prints (upto 8×10″ or less for example),
– very low usage of your camera
then a 5 megapixel camera should be enough for you.

If you want to print the cropped composition of an image, then go for bit high megapixel camera, say 6-8 megapixels.

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