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Old May 13, 2003, 4:44 PM   #1
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Hello,

My question for anyone who may answer is this- What megapixel camera on the consumer market is able to produce images that can be printed 24"x36"?

Is there such a beast out there or this impossible to achieve with the cameras that are being sold today on the consumer retail level?

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Old May 14, 2003, 1:10 PM   #2
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You can print any image out to any size you want, it's just they will look awful and pixelly.

A 5mp camera (about as high as they go) would yield roughly

2236/29=77 PPI (pixels per inch)

To get a good image you will need a min of 150ppi or ideally 300ppi.

How many pixels are needed then?

20mp for 150ppi
35mp for 200ppi
80mp for 300ppi

Anyway, lets get back to reality.

You could up-sample or interpolate but that's often rubbish too, that is except for Genuine Fractals which is a plug-in for photo shop6+

Again however check this out:
30" x 20" (76cm x 51cm)
gloss or
matte
19.99
13.98
9.99

http://www.icdphotos.com/news.html?a_id=181
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Old May 14, 2003, 9:40 PM   #3
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...but you need to consider the viewing distance (distance between the viewer and the print). 80 ppi might be acceptable at 10 ft. viewing distance (depending on lighting, etc.).
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Old May 15, 2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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but you need to consider the viewing distance
I knew someone would say that.
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