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03-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Megapixel Reality Check!

If you have never really understood the relationship between megapixels and sensor size, and I suspect 99.9% of us do not, then have a look at this article from the current issue of Photo Review Australia:

Busting the Megapixel Myth, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices,

It is the best explanation I have seen to date.

If more people understood this, instead of accepting the marketing hype of 'more megapixels are better' they could save themselves real money when buying a camera - especially compacts.

Anyway I hope you find it useful....

Whoops - I should have tested the link first - you need to be a subscriber to see the full article - shame because it really is a good article!!


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03-12-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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You read it, you teased us with the forum post. Be kind and summarize the content and post that.
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I have found another way to access the article via the Nautilus Gallery website. Follow this link:

http://www.nautilusgallery.com/52.html#article10

It should take you directly to a summary of the article, if not scroll down until you find it, and then click the "For more of this article..." link.

This takes you to the full article on the Photo Review Australia website

Hope this works!

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QuoteOriginally posted by chrisman Quote
It should take you directly to a summary of the article, if not scroll down until you find it, and then click the "For more of this article..." link.

This takes you to the full article on the Photo Review Australia website

Hope this works!
Nope, it doesn't - same problem with needing to be a subscriber. Can you give us an "executive summary"?

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Or a copy and paste would suffice.
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Nope: copyright infringement.
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Megapixel Reality Check - here is the article!

Forget the links!!

I have contacted the editor of Photo Review Australia ( Photo Review, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices,) David O'Sullivan and he has kindly agreed to allow the article reproduced on this forum - yes, it is in writing in case any of you are worried about copyright.

I have copied it into Word and saved it as a pdf, which is attached.

The Article is "Busting the Megapixel Myth" by Margaret Brown and is from the autumn (Southern Hemisphere) edition of Photo Review Australia.

I hope you find it interesting....


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Thanks! (Contacting the editor was an excellent idea!)

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