How Many Mp Do I Need?
Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:26 PM
My Panasonic is a 10.1 MP with 12x optical zoom. When I import the pictures into PSE, they are usually some ridiculous size, like 50x30 at 72 dpi. Even when I resize to 300 dpi, the pics are still 9x12 or something like that.
So finally, the question. How many MP in a p&s do I need to get scrap quality pictures. I would like occasionally to use larger pics (8x10 or a full 12x12), but most of the time I use 4x6. I don't exactly understand the correlation between MPs and dpi, other than "bigger is better." But how big is big enough without being too big?
Then, of course, what camera should I pick?
Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:40 PM
I have a Kodak similar to your Panasonic Lumix with more controls, similar zoom and 10 mp. I love it but I decided to buy a P&S to be able to carry in my pocket when I'm out walking or in my sporran when I'm in my pipeband uniform. I did get a 10 MP, mostly because I wanted more than 3x zoom and the 5x zoom or greater all were 10 mp or greater. I have since purchased a DSLR that is 12 MP. I use all three cameras.
Just my two cents worth.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:39 AM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:12 AM
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:15 AM