15 Feb '18, 12am

How many megapixels do I need in a camera?

If you are looking to buy a new camera, especially for the first-timers, this is often a mind bothering question, “how many megapixels do I need in a camera?” Well, don’t worry in this post we promise you will feel more confident in your purchase. A pixel is a single element of brightness that makes up a digital picture, and a megapixel (MP) is equivalent to one million pixels. We have already discussed (previous post) that a photosite on a sensor has become an equivalent term of pixel, even though they are not technically the same thing. But even camera manufacturers refer to the resolution of a sensor in terms of pixel quantity; so we will in this discussion as well. When digital cameras first appeared, they often contained sensors that had fewer than 100,000 pixels and generally produced jagged images that looked as if they were made of blocks. We have now progressed to...

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