Q: What is the number of resolution to be considered the high resolution?
As a photographer at the beginning level, you can select one among a lot of resolution options in most recent digital cameras, which is very flexible for making reasonably sized prints. This means that the highest resolution number has not been as important as it was previously. Nowadays, the high resolution is available with most current models in the digital market.
Although it is important to have a large resolution for the high image quality, don’t forget that with a specific resolution, the image quality isn’t going to be the same for all digital models. Not only the resolution but the image sensor, the quality of the lens or the performance of a camera also have certain impacts on the image quality.
Depending on the purpose of using your photos, the resolution levels that you need for a DSLR or a point and shoot model may be different. You’ll need the higher resolution for prints of larger sizes. You’re going to be able to crop the image and still make a large print without having to worry about the image quality decrease if your images are of a high resolution level.
Unless you are an advanced photographer, it’ hard to accept the fact that the cameras recently will not have the resolution as you expect for producing a photo of high resolution. With the 10 MP resolution, it is easy to create extremely large prints and a higher number of resolution now are more and more common for most digital SLR models.
Instead of being concerned about the highest resolution level, you can try to set the appropriate exposure and ensure the nice lighting condition to have images of good quality.
You should also notice that a photo will be of higher quality with an image sensor of a larger size, even the two cameras have offered the same resolution amounts. Therefore, I can be sure that the number of resolution as well as megapixels won’t tell you all about a photo of high resolution. You should also pay attention to other aspects as well.
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