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    Default Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    Hi all, which one have more impact to the photo quality??

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    Default Re: Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    None of them. Your own skills have the greatest impact on the image quality.

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    edit: wrong info...
    Last edited by jaRv1s; 5th July 2009 at 02:05 AM. Reason: wrong info

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    Default Re: Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    As the pixel density increases the picture tends to get noisier. A better measure of quality is sensor size. More expensive cameras have larger sensors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaRv1s View Post
    pixel density... more prone to shake and always beg more for better lenses... not quite newbie friendly...
    How does pixel density and 'prone to shake' go together?

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    I think it really depends on how big you want your prints to be, if all you want is 4R prints, then most of the cams in the market are over spec anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    How does pixel density and 'prone to shake' go together?

    tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaRv1s View Post
    pixel density... more prone to shake and always beg more for better lenses... not quite newbie friendly...
    say whattt?

    i think with more pixel density you get more detail but at the same time more noise? not too sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keet79 View Post
    Hi all, which one have more impact to the photo quality??
    bigger sensor size...lesser megapixels. good, at least for video.
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    Default Re: Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    sorry for wrong info...

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    Default Re: Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    thanks for all the reply..
    meaning if 2 camera with same features, assuming price also close to each, we shall get the one with bigger sensor size..

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    Default Re: Sensor Size vs Pixel Density

    Let's start slowly.

    let's assume 2 cameras with the same sensor size (AP-S) but with different pixel density, i.e. one with 6.1 Mp and another with 10.2 Mp. Shooting with a lower megapixel count camera is more forgiving and you're limited by the amount of details you can blow up to. Conversely, with a higher megapixel count, you'd need to be more careful as when you pixel peep, minor issues like camera shake, focus, etc will show up clearly.

    Now with 2 cameras which has the same megapixel count but different sensor size, (.e. one with AP-S and another with a full frame) The one with the full frame or bigger sensor would deal with noise better than the one with a smaller sensor.
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