Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Megapixels: How Much Is Enough?" -question Answered by Grey

How Much is Enough by Tim Grey article link
I have been asked this question many times and just had a client ask this question a week ago and I tried to explain that there is more to it than the MegaPixel count-- noise and individual pixel sizes and how close the pixels are together matter just as much if not more.

This week I just came across an article in Digital Photo Pro magazine by Tim Grey that best describes this very issue. He finally concludes the article by stating:

Perhaps in the future you’ll hear fewer photographers ask, “How many megapixels are in your camera?”, and more ask, “What’s the full-well limit of the photodetectors in your camera?” and “How small is the inter-pixel spacing on your sensor?” Or perhaps photographers will learn to appreciate that the technology in their digital cameras is incredibly advanced and beyond the ability of most photographers to truly understand, so they can go back to focusing on what really matters to photographers: the final image. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

I encourage everyone to read his article in its entirety. (ed. note: if the links to this article no longer work, they may not be available on-line from Digital Photo Pro Magazine. For reading so please go to your library, etc. or contact Tim Grey or Digital Photo Pro Magazine and inquire about obtaining a reprint. Published in the September/October 2008 issue of Digital Photo Pro | Volume 6 Number 5)

Until I Blog again, remember not to take life too seriously and make sure you tell someone that is close to you how much you care for them.

Thanks for reading,

John :)

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