I have a question on upgrading after reading the Sticky thread on camera, the sensor format method by Shahmat.
Camera : SX 50HS
Scene : the bridge, about 600m (according to Google Map) opposite Marina Bay Sand (MBS) Hotel
Time : 9.00pm
Setting : Nightscene mode
Lens : 24mm
Camera was rested on tripod when the shot was taken. No strong wind. Camera was reasonably stable.
When viewing from the LCD screen, the overall picture was reasonably sharp.
But when I enlarged to see the hotel rooms, instead of the squarish shapes before enlargement, it was a blur mess or pixelation some would say.
Likewise if I was at MBS side to take the picture of the office buildings at the opposite bank at 24 mm; everything looked reasonably sharp before enlargement in the LCD screen. When I enlarged, the building names were blurred.
I assume it was the limitation of the 1/2.3" sensor.
What will be the minimum sensor size or quality I should look for, if I want to see a reasonable sharpness when I enlarge the image when viewing from the LCD with the above setting?
For the choice of lens, what kind of lens should I look out for? The aperture smaller than F22?
I have a limited budget and just started photography this year Feb. Hence I like to read and find out, and hear from experienced photographers before taking the next step.