A Frequently Asked Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by David Hiskiyahu, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Does this forum have a FAQ page?

    I have some simple questions of a home user who is looking for a
    camera good enough for amateur use, with pictures of quality that
    would be comparable to
    what one gets with an average optical camera, print size max 20x15cm.

    I wander if a 2.1Mpix camera can be the right choice, and I believe
    that the resolution cannot be the only important parameter.


    David Hiskiyahu, Sep 3, 2003
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  2. David Hiskiyahu


    David, a standard resolution in consumer cameras is today between 3 and 4
    mpix, prosumer between 5 and 8, and professional 6 - 14. For 20x15 cm prints
    you'll need much more than 2 mpix, I recommend buying a good 6 mpix camera.
    You should check what suits you best on www.dpreview.com - there are all the
    digicams you need reviewed up to the last detail, with photo examples, tests
    BUNTOVNIK, Sep 3, 2003
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  3. David Hiskiyahu

    Matt. Guest

    I think you've confused cm with inches.

    20x15 converts to approx. 8"x6", and I think a 3.2 MP would fit the bill
    nicely. I recently purchased the A70, and am very pleased with it's
    performance and flexibility (auto modes and manual modes).

    Matt., Sep 3, 2003
  4. David Hiskiyahu

    Todd Walker Guest


    Be aware, it hasn't been updated in over 2 years...

    Todd Walker
    Canon 10D:
    My Digital Photography Weblog:
    Todd Walker, Sep 3, 2003
  5. David Hiskiyahu

    Paul H. Guest

    A good 2.1 mp camera should produce prints of the size you're looking to
    make, but I would select at least a 3 mp camera to allow room for minor
    cropping, etc..

    However, don't take my (or anyone else's) word for it: first go to
    www.stevesdigicams.com , download and print several sample photos taken
    using cameras of various resolutions. I prefer Steve's site to dpreview for
    this purpose because Steve uses the same similarly-lit subjects from one
    review to the next, so you'll be able to easily compare differences in
    cameras rather than subject matter. Steve's sample photos are unmodified,
    right-out-of-the camera shots.
    Paul H., Sep 3, 2003
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