Newbie needs advice:
I am considering the Canon Ixus 400 but wondering if a 3 megapixel camera will be sufficient for my usage. I'll be using the digi cam mostly for travel snapshots and sending them to photo labs to print on 4R papers.
1. Read somewhere that 1800 x 1200 res is ideal for 4R prints. So is it worth paying the extra $ to get a 4 megapix cam? The max CCD/effective pixels of a camera has no effect on the quality of the picture printed?
2. Also since many cameras have image ratio of 4:3, do i have to manually crop each picture before sending them to be printed? Is the Canon software able to convert to 3:2 ratio during the transfer from camera to PC? Can I avoid using other software and spending extra time on the cropping?
3. Is this why there are so many more models of 3 megapix cameras in the market than 4?
4. Any good reason why one should get a 4 megapixel over the 3? (would rather spend the $ on something else)