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It seems that no-one have touched on the issue of light-sensitive area. Sensors can either be front- or back-illuminated and this will result in different effects when increasing the number of pixels. Front-illuminated sensor A Front-illuminated sensor will have transistors and electrical paths on the light-sensitive side of the sensor. These components ...


Quality and Clarity are, unfortunately, subjective. Why two different cameras of the same megapixel value would have different output could be up to any of the following: * Sensor manufacturer * Software handling of the image * Lens * f-stop, shutter speed or ISO selected by the software. And if you are talking about cameras with interchangeable lenses, ...


I fully agree with Matt's and Steve's answers, but I think one also needs to consider the enormous advantages of having a higher resolution when doing post processing on images. In general, more megapixels will yield much better images if you try to get the most out of post-processing (provided, of course, you are not comparing a bad camera with a large ...


Short(er) non-techy answer, to follow up the other two excellent (but long) replies. Your camera is as good as the weakest component. Lets start with a $50,000 Hasselblad H5D-60 as an example. 50Mp sensor, the lens costs more than my motorbike. You won't get better quality outside a research lab. take off the lens and replace it with a plastic one from a ...


You must consider the ISO you are using to take pictures. higher iso reduce definition lower iso improves definition higher iso needs less time of exposure lower iso needs more time of exposure


You're right. Picture quality is as complex as, say, how well a food item tastes. Megapixels only tell you the number of pixels the picture is made up of, and more is certainly not always better. More pixels on a small sensor means more noise. Megapixels are often used by marketing just because people want simple truths, like 18 MP must be better than 10. ...


GEEKY ANSWER - you have been warned. There's much more to the image quality than just lens and megapixels. The most important factor in any photograph is: Light You can have the best camera and lens in the universe - and that will still be meaningless if you have no light, or very badly lit subject. After that comes... lens. Lens is what bends the ...

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