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Old Dec 30, 2004, 1:01 PM   #3
Sivaram Velauthapillai
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Slipe pretty much answers your question but here is another way of looking at it...

Well, let's try to calculate the megapixel requirement (someone correct me if I'm wrong):

A4 paper size = 210mm x 297 mm ~= 8.27 inches x 11.69"

If you need 300dpi, that is a resolution requirement of roughly 2480x3508.

total resolution=2480*3508 ~= 8,700,632

So you need an 8.7 megapixel camera.

I could be wrong but I don't think there are any 8.7 MP prosumer cameras so affordability is going to be a question. I'm not sure about DSLRs though.

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