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Old Nov 25, 2002, 3:45 AM   #1
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I want to capture a digital image on maximum resolution(2560x1920) at 150dpi or more with a digital camera.I currently have Sony f707.It takes pics on 72dpi with 2560x1920(max)resolution...and if you want to convert it on 300 dpi(for off-set printing)the pic size which this camera offers is 8"x6" with zero quality loss.So can anyone recomend a camera which could take pics on minimum 150 dpi or a camera which offers minimum 10"x12" pic size(when taken in PS) on 300dpi?
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Old Nov 25, 2002, 8:12 AM   #2
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dpi is completely meaningless for a camera - it only has meaning in terms of output devices. A number is assigned to the output file (usually 72dpi) as a default to make any program reading it happy.

So if you want 10x12" output at 300dpi with no upsizing, you want a camera whose image is at least 3000x3600 pixels or 10.8 MPixels.

Why you feel you need that many pixels is a different question. Keep in mind that there are many issues beyond pixel count that determine the quality of the output of a digicam.
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Old Nov 25, 2002, 8:34 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot.
Actually i have to take photographs for a brochure which, ofcourse, has to undergo off-set printing.And for off -set printing the picture should be of 300dpi.
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If you really want high res images, you can start with large format film and scan on a flatbed. You will still have the big files, but can at least modify the images electronically.
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