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Old Apr 30, 2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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Would a compact Sony DSC-W7 with 7.2MP produce better pics than a ultra zoom Sony DSC-H1 with only 5MP?
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 1:51 AM   #2
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You can't really judge the quality of a picture by MP's alone. For instance, my Digital Rebel (6MP) takes better pictures than my Canon SD500 (7MP).

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"In theory, the higher MP count, the larger the print can be, but that print may not look better. There is also the issue of noise. Higher MP on a small sensor tend to create more noise.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I would suggest to try both cameras out at the store and see for yourself. If possilble, take your own memory stick and then print out what you take and compare.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 6:11 AM   #3
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yes

pic quality is more than just resolution. Although res is nice it depends how the res is fueled.

I used to own a dcw5 and i thougt it was an excellent camera. I thought pic qualit was excellent. I then found the short zoom and lack of aperture and shutter priority modes pushed me into selling it for something better. I now own a pana fz30 with 8mp and full manual options.

If i had the choice of the 2 i would go for the h1. IMO a more versatile cam with bigger zoom and manual modes. I never realised how important optical zoom was until i had it. i use it all the time and yes its always atleast over 5x

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 1:47 PM   #4
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You will notice that no one here really can say much about what is right for you. They can only say what they think is better about the two cameras.

You have ask a common question here, but you didn't give enough info to really answer it. What you have done is the same as saying "I'd a BMW Z3 be better than a Ford Escort for me?" No one would ever ask that question, because they know that you have to understand what a person will *do* with the car before you answer. Maybe you need a truck. Maybe you need a minivan. Maybe you need a huge trunk, so a cadillac would be better.

The exact same thing applies to cameras.
What will you be shooting? Kids? Sports? jewlery for ebay? landscapes?
How often will you shoot? Do you love it? Will you use it for vacations? Every weekend?

Without this type of info, there is no real way you can expect anyone to answer the question of which is a better camera *FOR YOU* unless we understand more about your needs.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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Without this type of info, there is no real way you can expect anyone to answer the question of which is a better camera *FOR YOU* unless we understand more about your needs.

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Old Jun 8, 2006, 2:05 AM   #6
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I've just this second bought a camera and thought that 5MP would be enough for the size of the photos i wanted over the price of the camera. To get a good 7 or 8 megapixel camera would have cost me a lot more money and as far as i could tell 5 megapixels would be enough, so i went for the Kodak P850.
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Old Jun 8, 2006, 9:05 AM   #7
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For what I do, 3.2 megapixels has been enough. I've only enlarged one photo bigger than 8x10" in my life, and for displaying in frames around the house, 8x10s printed from my DiMage Z1 have been fine. (If I was shooting for a magazine or something, obviously, I'd need something more beefy.)
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Old Jun 12, 2006, 9:42 AM   #8
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Hi!

For me 6mp APC sensor sastifies my whole needs, as I already own for many years a Minolta Maxxum 9xi film camera I acquired a KM Dynax 7D digital body...so all my 6 lenses for my film body is suitable. Also the size of the sensor is the "Optimum" for 6mp. It's a DSLR...so I can see very well...clear/crisp and extremely sharp. My happy selection!:blah:

Think it abouth...:blah:

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Old Jun 19, 2006, 5:38 PM   #9
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MP's certainly arn't everything. I would take a camera with good zoom (10-12 times) and 2 MP over an 8MP with 3 times zoom anyday... in my humble opinion, zoom is about the most important part of a camera.
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