A&P Mega Pixel Question

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  1. daneford

    daneford New Member

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    is the quality of a 1.2 or 3.2 MP pic worse than a 5MP?
    I know that a 5MP pic is alot bigger size than 3.2 or 1.2, but is the quality better?

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  3. daneford

    daneford New Member

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    ok, i couldnt find the answer to my question there tho, all i need is a simple yes or no
     
  4. Blindsight

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    Theres a hell of a difference between a 1.2 and 3.2 mp camera. There are 3.2mp cameras that I believe beat or equal 5mp cameras in image quality (depending on what you are looking at in the image)... However a 1.2mp camera is likely to be so ancient or so cheap that the image quality is terrible. So if I had to say "yes" or "no" to your question, I'd say "neither" because it all depends on what cameras you're comparing.
     
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    really the megapizel count has nothing to do with quality of the image
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    If you're doing prints, and want decent quality at bigger print sizes, you'll want a camera with a higher megapixel count. If they're just for web use and mainly to send and share to friends via email or a website, a 1.2 MP camera will be sufficient for your needs. Image quality is going to vary from camera to camera, but 1.2 MP v. 5 MP with both pictures shrunken down to a size of 640 x 480, you won't be able to tell the difference between the two, if the 1.2 MP camera has a good quality sensor and lens.
     
  7. daneford

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    well, I already have a camera (Sony DSC-P92) but I only have a 16mb card at the moment, and it has the option to resise from 5Mp to 3.2MP or 1.2MP. I usually resise to 1.2Mp to have more space but for pics that I want to be the best quality, should I keep it at 5MP, or will resising to 1.2MP be the exact same quality?
     
  8. Blindsight

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    You should keep it 5mp and resize in photoshop IMHO
     
  9. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Keep it at 5MP. Once you transfer it to your computer, then resize the image down.
     
  10. barto

    barto you and your...third dimension

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    i believe that if you take a picture with a lower resolution setting then you try to make it bigger you will loose quality
     
  11. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Yeah, take it at full res and use a program to resize it, you can get the best quality and crops this way. And buy more mem :o

    ...a 3MP beign equal or greater than 5mp.. umm no. Not unless the 5MP is really 3MP interpolated. I fucking hate interpolation, those modes should be removed and never used for camera resolution specs.
     

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