hello, I have two question regarding cameras

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  1. schumionbike

    schumionbike TPF Noob!

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    First question, if I want to print an 8x10 photograph, what kind of megapixel should I be looking at? Would a 7.1 megapixel camera be enough? What about 6 megapixel? My friiend and I took some picture and we want to blow it up so that's why I ask=)


    Second questions, on average, how long does a point and shoot digital camera last for? Like 20,000 pictures? Just curious.

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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    How the picture will look depends much more on how sharp the picture is than the number of megapixels that the original image was. You can get a good 8x10 from a 3 Mpixel camera if the image is sharp.
     
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    I agree. You can get a cracking 8x10 from a 3Mp camera. Printed at 200ppi that would be an image size of 1600 x 2000 pixels (multiply and you get the Mp) = 3.2Mp.

    The more Mp you have the more you can crop the image. With a 7Mp camera you can afford to throw away almost 50% of the pixels to get your 8x10.

    Down to how you shoot and what you shoot really.
     
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    schumionbike TPF Noob!

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    oh cool, thanks guys =).
     

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