Do You Need a High-Megapixel Camera?


For several years, it seemed like the megapixel wars of the early digital era had died down, but in recent years, numbers have started to skyrocket again. So, do you really need all that extra resolution, or can you get by with a cheaper camera with a normal megapixel count? This awesome video discusses the topic. 

Coming to you from Jan Wegener, this great video discusses if we really need high-megapixel cameras or if standard bodies are enough. High-megapixel cameras can be great for more than just having a lot of resolution for prints. That extra detail can be really useful for creating multiple compositions from a single frame or for cropping in significantly and still getting a usable image when you do not have the reach for a certain photo. On the other hand, though, it is important to remember that the extra expense that comes with higher resolution does not end at the camera. You will likely need a lot more storage and horsepower in your computer to handle the bigger files, so be sure to factor that in when you are choosing which model to go with. Check out the video above for Wegener’s full thoughts. 

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