Do you really need a 10 megapixel digital cam?

Posted on Sunday, Nov 26 2006 @ 12:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NY Time blogger David Pogue debunks the megapixel myth in one of his latest blog posts:
On the show, we did a test. We blew up a photograph to 16 x 24 inches at a professional photo lab. One print had 13-megapixel resolution; one had 8; the third had 5. Same exact photo, down-rezzed twice, all three printed at the same poster size. I wanted to hang them all on a wall in Times Square and challenge passersby to see if they could tell the difference. They ran the test for about 45 minutes and no one was able to spot a difference between the photos.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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