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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question 12.1 mega pixel vs. 1.3 mega pixel

Whats the big deal other than picture quality? I have been using my 1.3 for years and never had an issue. With the 12.1 will I automatically become a professional photographer?
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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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MP is more of a printable-size thing. My 6.1 MP D40 looks just as good as my D200 10.2 MP does at a smaller size, but the ability to print larger sizes without loss to the shot is nice. I would say that 1.3 MP is a little under par these days since most cell phones are that or better

You mentioned 12.1 MP specifically, if you are speaking of a Nikon CMOS sensor, that particular sensor will also allow for a much superior high ISO shot (read as better low light compensation without a flash). CMOS and CCD are the 2 sensors used in cameras, and the CMOS is really where its at. Its the one thing i wish my D200 had.
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I will admit that printing pictures with my 1.3 does suck. I am all new to the huge megapixel scene.
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Basically as the MP goes up the file size and image size go up as well. A 1.3 MP camera might only print at 4X5 while a 10.2 MP will print at around 13X9, without any loss to the image. After that size the image will suffer, it may not be much, but it will.

There are charts that show the actual image size in pixels vs the MP number. For example a 1.3MP camera will have an image size of 1,280 X 1,024 while a 10.2 MP camera will be around 3,888 X 2,592
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Here's the chart

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...mera-pixel.htm
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Being a Pixel whore has it's advantages
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My D40 is 6MP and I can print 20" x 30" crystal clear as long as I shot in low ISO (<400). My D90 is 12MP and I don't know how large I can go yet, but 20" x 30" is identical until the ISO goes up over 400 or higher (at that size print). Under that size there is no difference that anyone can see by looking at it.
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