MegaPixels or Sharpness of Len


Feb 24, 2010
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Hi All

I was wondering which is more impt, more MP or a good sharp lens.?

The Canon 550 D is 18 MP but the kit lens are not that good for image quality based in what I have read.
 

Numnumball

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Hi All

I was wondering which is more impt, more MP or a good sharp lens.?

The Canon 550 D is 18 MP but the kit lens are not that good for image quality based in what I have read.
Lens..

Do note with higher megalpixels on a smaller sensor(1.6x), it can't deliver though pixel density is very high.. With higher pixel density, it might suffers from lower dynamic range, reduced high ISO performance, diffraction issues etc.. By adding even more pixels without increasing the size of the sensor, quality are compromised on the already "stressed out" small APS-C sensor.

Do invest in a higher end quality lens that can support the sensor's increased resolution capability.. Kit lens imho, can't deliver..

My 2 cents worth :)
 

night86mare

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both are equally important.

a 24 megapixel dslr with a soft lens will remain soft.

a 6 megapixel dslr with a sharp lens, you can only print it that large. but of course for most hobbyists, how large do you want to print?

therefore if i really had to choose one, i would choose the lens over the body.

both are limiting factors.
 

Rashkae

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Both is best! 24MP + Carl Zeiss 135mm f/1.8. :D
 

pokiemon

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lens - you can take pictures without megapixels but you cant without a lens.
 

giantcanopy

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The answer is almost better glass every time. U can always trust the manufacturers to pump in more and more MP for every subsequent model.

ryan
 

wdEvA

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lens for sure! =)
in current dslrs, i belive 99.99999% :bsmilie: of consumers don't fully utilise the high megapixels that are available to us.
 

Feb 24, 2010
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Thank you all - for your replies. I understand now. Tks again
 

giantcanopy

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lens for sure! =)
in current dslrs, i belive 99.99999% :bsmilie: of consumers don't fully utilise the high megapixels that are available to us.
CS got 100k+ members leh. like that only one person needing the high res ;p
 

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