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Do more Megapixels translate into better photo quality?

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Do more Megapixels translate into better photo quality?

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No. Despite what the sales person at the electronics store may have told you, more pixels does NOT mean better photo quality. Increasing the Megapixels (resolution) of the camera merely increases the size of the photo. This means that you can make larger prints, or crop a large area without losing too much detail. Since even a 4 Megapixel camera can make a nice 8 x 10 inch print, there’s no need to spend more money on an 8 or 10 Megapixel camera. Believe it or not, high resolution cameras may even have worse photo quality than their lower resolution counterparts. The more pixels on a camera’s sensor, the more tightly packed together they are. That means more noise, less sensitivity, and potentially more purple fringing. So don’t be fooled by the Megapixel myth!

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