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Old Nov 15, 2002, 9:19 AM   #1
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Default Print size limits for 2100 vs. 730 vs. Fuji 602

Am about to add my first digital camera to my "arsenal" (Canon A2, 28-105, 100-300, 400, etc.). Am unhappy with zoom/telephoto limits on G2/G3 and am leaning toward Fuji 602 (w/their add-on 1.5 telephoto). But, I've been reading many positive posts about the 2100 and 730. Am very intrigued by the 2100's IS zoom, etc. So, what can I reasonably expect in terms of image quality from these cameras vs. the 602? Are high quality 11X14's realistic? Does a program like Genuine Fractals solve the problem? By the way, I do almost exclusively nature photography (birds, mammals, macro). Your help would be very much appreciated. By the way, I cannot afford to go the DSLR route.
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Old Nov 15, 2002, 12:34 PM   #2
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It's all about pixels per inch. 300 is the min for top quality but 200 will suffice for those pics not needing super detail.

3.2mp at 6x4 will give about 350 ppI
3.2mp at 6x7 = 300
3.2 at 11x14 = 150, just acceptable if mega detail isn't needed.
What I can tell you is I recently printed a full A4 picture (-border) from a 3mp picture and it was impressive in detail - surprised me for 220ppi ish

Genuine Fractals is supposed to be very good - not tried myself.
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