size matters ?


posted on 9th of april, 2012

I use a sony a-700 with 12,2 megapixels at the moment.Is it an advantage to have more megapixels (bigger format / full frame) or perhaps a disadvantage if you have pictures twice as big for having better sales ?

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Posted by Rangpl on April 17, 2012
More pixels allow to size down the image to get a lot better detail in the result image for example 18 to 10, what I used to do. I have another 10MP camera and it's a real difference between true 10 and 18 to 10. Of course it depends on the image, some doesn't need that trick, if the detail isn't important.
Posted by Zenonk on April 13, 2012
I don't think that mega pixels make any difference on same sensor, apart from ISO performance.
But full frame does - gives shallow DOF and different perspective and more vignetting and more expensive lenses.
Posted by Bradcalkins on April 12, 2012
My personal feeling is that megapixels matter most for backgrounds and textures - where there are lots of options to choose from. While I assume buyers would always prefer more megapixels, all else being equal, I haven't noticed any particular relation between the megapixel size and sales. A case can be made that you need at least 12MP - 12MP is enough to snag the 'maximum' size, so any more megapixels doesn't translate into a larger size for sale.
Posted by Peanutroaster on April 11, 2012
I couldn't say, but wondered as much. I'd imagine it might make a difference on rare occasions but 12 megapixels should be plenty for most applications. Larger files do allow one to crop more and still have a decent sized image.



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