Everything you need to know about digital cameras

Posted on Saturday, November 05 2005 @ 8:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Everything you need to know before buying a digital camera: what is megapixel, how many photos you can store in a memory card and what the most common terms mean.

Megapixel is a unit that measures the resolution in optical devices (i.e., the number of dots the image will have), especially in digital cameras. The value in megapixels is found by multiplying the image's width by its height. For example, an image with resolution of 1280x1024 has resolution of 1,310,720 pixels or 1.3 megapixel. On the chart below we present the most common resolutions. As you can see, there are some close estimates: cameras with 1.9 megapixel are sold as having 2 megapixels.. Read on over at Hardware Secrets.

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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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