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    Hi,

    I was looking at buying a Nikon S600 however it has not received good feedback. Any recommendations for Panasonic point and shoot at least 10MP?

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    why would u need 10mp for a normal pns? do you need very large prints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    why would u need 10mp for a normal pns? do you need very large prints?
    Partial reason is to allow for crops. Anyway most P&S cams are around 10MP to 12MP, didn't want to buy one and get outdated fast.

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    try Fujifilm F50fd...
    (F31fd is much better tho, provided u can live with 6mp and u can find it, ISO performance is superb)

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    I think you're another one of those who buy into the concept of "more megapixels is better", and therefore having a camera with less megapixels will make you some sort of technological dinosaur.
    did you realise that PnS cameras with high megapixel count actually perform worse in terms of picture noise, compared with their ANCESTORS...? Something to ponder over...

    The native resolution of a 17" or 19" LCD is 1280x1024 (1.3 megapixels).
    An 8R (8" x 10". Almost A4 size) print requires about 4 megapixels if printing at 200dpi. Unless you're cropping 70% of the photo off, 12MP is excessive for a PnS, don't you think?


    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Partial reason is to allow for crops. Anyway most P&S cams are around 10MP to 12MP, didn't want to buy one and get outdated fast.

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    i will not touch any digital P&S with a small sensor with more than 8mp. The best compacts have less than 6mp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I think you're another one of those who buy into the concept of "more megapixels is better", and therefore having a camera with less megapixels will make you some sort of technological dinosaur.
    did you realise that PnS cameras with high megapixel count actually perform worse in terms of picture noise, compared with their ANCESTORS...? Something to ponder over...

    The native resolution of a 17" or 19" LCD is 1280x1024 (1.3 megapixels).
    An 8R (8" x 10". Almost A4 size) print requires about 4 megapixels if printing at 200dpi. Unless you're cropping 70% of the photo off, 12MP is excessive for a PnS, don't you think?
    I understand the concepts of megapixels very well. More megapixels means more noise. Like I said, a 10MP allows me to crop and the picture stays above 6MP.

    Furthermore, I am a microstock photographer, megapixel is important to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    I understand the concepts of megapixels very well. More megapixels means more noise. Like I said, a 10MP allows me to crop and the picture stays above 6MP.

    Furthermore, I am a microstock photographer, megapixel is important to me.
    What is a microstock photographer ?

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    means she takes pictures and sells them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    What is a microstock photographer ?
    Professional photographer's biggest enemy

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    why not look at the Nikon Coolpix P series (P5100, P500, P80 etc)?

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    There are some with full scale image sensors compared to the usual PnS

    For example the Sigma DP 1

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    There are some with full scale image sensors compared to the usual PnS

    For example the Sigma DP 1

    Ryan
    I personally own a Nikon D70S. Was looking for a P&S light and fit into my pocket.

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