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Megapixels – How Many Megapixels Do I Need?

Megapixel Truth

How Many Megapixels Do I Need
Got megapixel questions?

How many megapixels do I need? The question about megapixels does not come up as often as it used to, but there is still the belief that more megapixels means better quality.

In fact, this article is a direct response to a question I came across on the dpReview forum in the “Beginners Questions” category.

“I have a question about megapixels… I am in the market for my first DSLR and (the professional photographer who shot my wedding) told me that I wouldn’t need anything over 6mp and anything over that is gravy. Could this possibly be true? I want to do landscapes so I estimated something 14-18mp? Would a 6mp DSLR give that much better quality than my 14.1mp P&S?” Continue reading Megapixels – How Many Megapixels Do I Need?