Mega pixel vs print size


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auger

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hi there....like to check with experts:)
if i want a print of A3 size, will a 5MP camera do? or do i need higher resolution for better image??
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Snoweagle

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auger said:
hi there....like to check with experts:)
if i want a print of A3 size, will a 5MP camera do? or do i need higher resolution for better image??
thanks
yes...it's sufficient

Even my 3.2MP PnS digicam can print up to A4 size and it's superbly clear! :thumbsup:
 

auger

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thankkkssss great
 

mpenza

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depends on the lens and image sensor. different 5MP cameras could capture different amounts of details.

e.g. for 7MP cameras, the ability of the camera to resolve lines at gradually higher resolutions differs:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd550/page10.asp

however, generally speaking, 5MP pics could make pretty decent A3 size prints. just don't look too close though at the fine details ;p
 

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mpenza said:
depends on the lens and image sensor. different 5MP cameras could capture different amounts of details.

e.g. for 7MP cameras, the ability of the camera to resolve lines at gradually higher resolutions differs:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd550/page10.asp

however, generally speaking, 5MP pics could make pretty decent A3 size prints. just don't look too close though at the fine details ;p
So does that specially applies to only 7MP cams or higher?
 

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