Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 19, 2002, 6:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1
Default 4 vs 5 pixels ????Enlarging pictures.

I am to new to the technology. I want a camera that can handle prints to be enlarged to 12x14 & 16x20 with the LEAST amount of distortion. Thinkking about a Olympus 5050 or Canon G3. Can I get an opinion on enlargements in general and the cameras I have noted? Thanks, Kathleen
Kathleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 19, 2002, 7:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,585

Either camera should provide you the enlargements you are wanting. Read Steve's final review on the C5050 and it may help you with your decision.
gibsonpd3620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2002, 7:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 544


There are a lot of factors that determine the size of pictures you can print, and the number of pixels the camera can record... but there are lots of other factors, including:

1. Quality of the camera's lens and how well the camera processes the information it receives when you shoot the picture.
2. Printer capability including not only the printer but the paper and software you use.
3. How well you perform your job as a photographer.

You're asking to print some really big pictures. There's software that can help you pump up your pictures by interpolating pixels... Genuine Fractals does a credible job.

If you're looking at only pixel count alone, you're not considering enough. How often do you expect to print really big pictures? It might be cost effective to have two cameras, a digital for smaller prints and a chemical film camera for those really big pictures. Digital cameras that can produce those really big pictures are still very costly.
Wildman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2002, 12:11 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 20

8) To accomplish your goal, you will need a good photo printer with wide carriage (Canon s9000, Epson 2200), plenty of ink cartridges, good photo processing software (Photoshop or Corel PhotoPaint) and Qimage, a great piece of software to get your image on paper the way you want to see it.

Glenn :lol:
gsrunyan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 AM.