What the crap is going on? Saw an announcement for a new (waterproof) smartphone today with a 13 megapixel camera. The blurb talked about how the iPhone can only dream about that kind of resolution. … Really?
Seems like, at some point, people started thinking that more megapixels = better pictures. Oh wait, it was when smartphone manufacturers started telling them that. But, hey, people! Guess what! More does not equal better! I know, it’s shocking.
I got my first digital SLR in 2003. Yes, 10 years ago. The sensor? A three megapixel beast. And guess what? I made 8x10 prints out of it that were not discernible from a photo taken with a film camera. 13 megapixels? What the hell are you printing out? Wall-sized posters? Let me tell you what you ARE doing. You’re filing up your camera exponentially faster than with a, say, 5 megapixel cam phone. Well, unless your camera is compressing the pictures so much that you’re losing any benefit of the extra pixels involved. (Probably.)
*sigh* People are sheep. This I know. I guess I just wish that people would actually take the time to learn instead of just being fed what marketers want them to know. A pipe dream, I know.