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Image Quality is More Than Megapixels

The megapixel count of a camera is often viewed by consumers to be the benchmark number for telling whether or not that camera is "good." If that were true, however, why do photographers not just buy a 108-megapixel smartphone to use as their primary equipment? The answer: because image quality has to do with far more than just megapixels.

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Why 24-Megapixels is Still the Best Resolution

I believe in a happy medium, somewhere between too little and too much. Aristotle defended this view with his Golden Mean, the middle ground between excess and deficiency. Apply it to the pleasures of life, to your emotions, to your decision-making, and it makes practical sense. Even digital photography follows Aristotle’s wisdom.

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How Many Megapixels Do You Actually Need?

Camera resolution in the early 2000s was a space race to the biggest and best. Nikon ushered in the beginning of the end -- with the release of the 36-megapixel era-defining D800 -- to what became the resolution doldrums.

108 vs 24: Why More Megapixels Do Not Necessarily Matter

Seasoned photography experts may understand why the 108-megapixel camera on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra does not necessarily mean the best photos, but in this 5-minute video, Kevin Raposo quickly explains why it isn't better than a 24-megapixel standalone camera.

Is Your 24MP Camera Obsolete? How to Future-Proof Your Photographs

The problem with technology is that it can look dated the older it gets. How good does a VHS tape look on your 4K TV? The same thing can happen with cameras. While 24-megapixel cameras are making great pictures, what they are going to be compared to is about to change… radically. You need to understand how the next generation of digital cameras will affect you, especially if you are a pro or serious amateur.

100 Megapixels: The New Standard in Photography

A career in commercial photography is a progression in learning. One that wanes when complacency creeps in and thrives when pursuit of knowledge lives at its heart. Having a broad mind in both approach and equipment is the key to clearing your mind to be creative.

Canon’s 120MP DSLR RAW Files are 210MB Each

Earlier this week, Canon announced that it's developing a new DSLR that captures a staggering 120 megapixels. If you're interested in purchasing one if/when it hits the market, here's a tip: start stocking up on memory cards NOW.

You'll need a huge amount of storage space because the RAW files captured by the camera take up 210 megabytes each.

Canon: We’re Building a 120-Megapixel DSLR

Yesterday, Canon made a splash by announcing the development of a new 250-megapixel CMOS sensor -- the highest resolution for a sensor smaller than 35mm. That sensor is geared towards industrial applications (e.g. surveillance), but if you're dying to get your hands on a monster-resolution Canon DSLR, the company has some good news for you too.

Canon just announced that they're currently developing a DSLR camera that packs a 120-megapixel CMOS sensor.

My Camera Switch from Canon to Nikon, and Then Back Again

I love Canon cameras. I really do. And it was with great regret that I moved away from Canon last year after being an EOS system user my entire life. I started when I was 5 years old on my father's EOS 300 film cameras and have then enjoyed every camera up to and including the 5D Mark III, but there was a problem.

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it's a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of photon collecting cells in our retina much like an image sensor right? So we should be able to pull a 'megapixel' count of sorts out of there.

Well, actually, it's not nearly that simple. And in the video above, video blogger Michael Stevens (aka. Vsauce) explains why, before ultimately answering the question anyway.

Coins of the World Photographed Using Europe’s Best Microscope

Did you know that it costs the US Mint 2 cents to produce every 1 cent coin due to the cost of materials and production? Countries such as Canada have already done away with their lowest denomination coins due to their costs and lack of usefulness.

As these "worthless" coins cause debates in their governments about whether or not they should be abolished, photographer Martin John Callanan is on a mission to save them... not as a currency, but rather in photographs.

Canon Reportedly Field Testing a 46MP DSLR, Possibly the 3D

The frenzy of Photokina 2012 is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean crazy camera rumors are going anywhere. A big one currently floating around is that Canon is working on a DSLR with a massive number of megapixels. Northlight Images writes that we may see a preview of the camera at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York, which starts October 24.

We're told to expect to see a 'preview' of a 'high MP EOS DSLR' at the upcoming PhotoPlus show in New York (Oct 24-27). Although the current official line is that 20ish MP is a 'sweet spot' for DSLRs, D800 specs, price and performance is considered 'worrying' in some market areas.

Nikon's D800 has a highly-acclaimed 36.3MP sensor. Here are the specs that Canon will reportedly respond with: 46.1 megapixels, 5fps continuous shooting, 16-bit RAW images, and an ISO range of 100 to 12800.

Nokia Unleashes a Game-Changing 41-Megapixel “PureView” Camera Phone

Nokia dropped a bomb on the cameraphone market today by introducing its new 808 PureView phone -- a phone that is capable of capturing 41-megapixel photos. The native resolution of the phone (16:9) produces 38-megapixel images measuring 7152x5368. The phone also allows you to capture 5-megapixel images by condensing every seven pixels into one, which dramatically reduces noise and improves image quality. Other features include a 4-inch screen, 16GB of built-in storage, a Carl Zeiss f/2.4 lens, lossless digital zoom (i.e. cropping a photo out of the giant image), and HD video recording. It'll hit store shelves in May at a price of €450 (~$600).