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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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