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Old Dec 29, 2003, 3:50 PM   #11
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... The pixelcount is just one of the many factors to consider when you buy a camera, but image quality is much more important than the raw number of pixels a camera can produce, It is just a factor, just as all the other differences between digital camera's.
Agreed. Pixel count is one of the few issues that can be quantified so it gets more attention than it deserves. Since the linear resolution increases with the square root of the pixel count, the increase is less than most folks think.

Even then, there are problems with quantifying the pixel count effect when cameras such as those that cheat (interpolating to get a high pixel count) and the Sigma/Fovean.
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Of course, I agree that more then resolution is a factor. I was just pointing out that with some higher quality consumer cameras, in certain conditions and with post process, virtually identical results can be obtained as cmopared to DSLR units.

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Even then, there are problems with quantifying the pixel count effect when cameras such as those that cheat (interpolating to get a high pixel count) and the Sigma/Fovean.
Interpolating may be cheating in some cases, but in others, such as what Fuji S type CCD sensors MUST do in order to reorient the diagnol alignment to a standard square format without introducing spatial distortions.

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