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How does 18 megapixels compare to 12 megapixels? [duplicate]

I'm purchasing a digital camera & it says, "Effective pixels: Approx. 18.00 Megapixels". What is this compared to 12.00 megapixels?
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Can the differences of a 18MP and 24MP camera be spotted? [duplicate]

Can the differences of an 18MP and 24MP camera be spotted? I have a 500d, old, but still decent for the use I give to it...
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More pixels or larger pixels? (the case of A7S II and A7R II) [duplicate]

The Sony A7r II has 42.4 (effective) Megapixels with a pixel area of 20.33µm2; and the Sony A7s II has 12.2 (effective) Megapixels with a pixel area of 70.55µm2. (both are FF camera's) That is, ...
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What does pixel count suggest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do megapixels matter with modern sensor technology? Mobile phone manufactures now advertise their phones having camera with bigger megapixel count. Does it mean the quality of ...
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Megapixels: Do they matter that much? [duplicate]

Hi I am looking at buying a used Canon 5d Mk1. I currently have a Canon 50d I know there is a megapixel difference and I need some advice on if I should upgrade to the 5d mk1 or stick with the 50d? ...
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Why does the Canon 1D X MK 2 only have 20.2MP

The Canon 1D X MK2 is the new flagship of Canon. So why does this top camera only have a 20.2 MP sensor? I mean its 2016, even mobile phones have a higher resolution. I knew its not all about the ...
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Why and how do "bigger pixels" make a better picture?

This is going off of today's iPhone 5S announcement, when Phil Schiller said that "bigger pixels" is the key to a better picture. What does this mean? Is it true or just a marketing ploy?
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How can I make a very sharp photograph with a point & shoot camera?

I've taken a picture with my Canon PowerShot SX210 IS and the following settings: Aperture: F8 (Maximum I have) Shutter speed: ...
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Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?

I have a 5MP camera in my phone. The pictures shows good clarity both in the phone screen and my computer screen. But one of my friends has a different camera with the same 5MP in his phone (brand is ...
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Do more megapixels mean sharper images?

Do more megapixels mean sharper images? Would a 24 MP camera produce a sharper image than an 18 MP one (given the same lens, settings and scene)?
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Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?

Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video? Probably within 5-10 years we will have consumer level 4k video cameras. At that time, what is the point of still cameras? You can pick ...
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Megapixel race unnecessary?

Have we reached the point where where the megapixel race is more about the race, of having more then the other guy, than about image quality? Only a few years ago 6MP was touted as the optimum number ...
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Why do different smartphones with the same megapixel camera resolutions have different quality of image?

There are different brands of smart phones available. Frequently two different big brand smart phones (Nokia, Samsung , Apple, Sony etc.) with the same Megapixel count have a different quality of ...
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How to stop a high F number from appearing blurry?

I have been out taking some evening photos (just after sunset) and I have noticed that in a number of instances the higher f numbers ( 14+ ) are appearing more blurred than the lower f numbers ( < ...
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Image quality when using the same lens on 16Mpix vs 24Mpix

I'm considering buying a new camera and my two candidates are Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100. I heard that 24Mpix sensor needs very good lens to produce sharp images. Considering that I currently have ...
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Do full frame sensors have a higher exposure? [duplicate]

I was reading a piece on the comparison of APS-C to full frame sensors. In this article, it mentioned that full frame sensors can have larger individual "photo sites", and can therefore capture more ...
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1 Inch 20MP sensor vs 1/2.3" 12MP sensor?

All things being equal, is a 1-inch 20MP sensor basically the same as a 1/2.3" 12MP sensor? If it is the same, does it then boil down to which camera has better mechanics; lens, mechanics, etc? ...
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Why would a more expensive camera have lower megapixels?

Recently, I was on the Panasonic website and came across this camera. When looking at it I noticed it had 12.1 megapixels, which is really low compared to cheaper cameras. So why is the megapixels so ...
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12MP Dual Camera vs 24 MP single Camera (for VideoRecording) [closed]

I am newbie in this subject. I've read several articles about Androids' cameras, but cant still make the difference, how much difference is there between single-camera and dual-camera(new generation ...
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How do I choose which resolution (megapixel) and compression (normal, fine, superfine) to shoot in?

What do I lose if I do not shoot at maximum res? or the "superfine" setting? What are the disadvantages? I would like to learn how digital cameras save in lower resolutions jpegs. Is the extra card-...
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How to know if a picture has too many pixels?

I have pictures from three sources, a Galaxy note 3 phablet, a Ricoh WG-M1 sports cam, and a Canon EOS 600D. I did set the EOS 600D to store as jpeg, and my pics are typically between 2.5 and 4.5 MB, ...
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Megapixel number - how many sub pixels? [duplicate]

I read conflicting information about the megapixel - subpixel relationship when it comes to sensors in digital cameras. I read that megapixel is number of sub pixels and I also read megapixel is ...
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What features really matter in a point and shoot camera?

I am planning to buy my first new digital camera. Now I am too confused for more than 20 days about how I can choose a camera. I want to use the camera for domestic purpose. The Canon IXUS 220 HS ...
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What characteristics make a digital sensor good?

Generally, the technical image quality of a digital image (before we get to the post-processing stage) is the product of the characteristics of the lens and the recording medium, with an important ...
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What camera qualities should one look for in a digital camera for family pictures?

My friend is buying a digital point-and-shoot camera, which he wants to use to click family pictures including a lot of pictures of their newborn son. What camera qualities should he be looking for ...
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Does increased resolution compensate for diffraction?

Given a sensor size, the diffraction limit (and cut-off) are determined largely (entirely?) by the density of pixels on the sensor. With the trend of ever-increasing megapixel counts, this means that ...
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What do these differences mean between the Canon 700D and Nikon 5300D?

I am buying a camera to satisfy my photography hunger while travelling (+ Wild) and for family photography. I am planning to buy a Canon 700D but am really confused when comparing it with the Nikon ...
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Does the bigger pixel area of the Fujifilm XT-10 make it a better choice than the XT-100?

I'm not a professional photographer, I take pictures only as a hobby currently owing a Nikon D3200 with 35mm 1.4 and the kit lens so nothing fancy. I want to buy myself a mirrorless camera, and I'm ...
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Does the panasonic dmc-lz40 take better pictures than the samsung wb35 camera? [duplicate]

I currently have the Samsung WB35f camera and it takes really great pictures and I recently changed the settings so the image quality was at super fine and they turned out better. My plan is too ...
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Does pixel size make a difference in image quality? [duplicate]

I am thinking of purchasing the Nikon D3200 its a 24.2MP camera but the pixel size is 14.8 µm² compared to the D3100 which is 14MP and a pixel size of 25.1 µm². Is this something that i should worry ...
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What is the most honest way to cite pixel count (resolution)?

Canon cites the following features for the EOS-1D X: Total Pixels: 19.3 Megapixels Effective Pixels: 18.1 Megapixels Largest Image: 17.9 Megapixels (5184 x 3456) ...
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Is there a meaningful image quality difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 vs SX510?

Can you show me a picture difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 and the Powershot SX510? Is there a noticeable difference between 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel here? I want to buy one of these ...
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Is the Sensor Pixel size important for Image Quality? [closed]

I want to buy a DSLR - either a Nikon D3200 or D5100. But I'm confused which is the best option for me. I mostly take pictures of birds, landscapes, abstract & portraits. Would appreciate any ...
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Does MP influence ISO?

I use Sony Nex 6 and I noticed that on not really high ISO (let's say 1600) pictures get discernibly grainy. Also I know that the next's model main feature is larger image size (24MP comparing to 16MP ...
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