Replacing the camera

Billy Abbott billy at
Thu Feb 23 18:02:39 GMT 2006

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Jason Tang wrote:

> On Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 03:49:52PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
>> Jason Tang wrote:
>>> On Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 03:02:15PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
>>>> A camera labs review is on "thereg" and looks good. The camera is ~9Mp,
>>>> no anti shake but it does ISO1600 which is better for action shots
>>>> and the resolution means I can create Tshirts from it :-)
>>> D50 is a 6MP camera and shoots raw files which you can comfortably blow
>>> images up to A2.
>> So 9Mp is overkill?
> I would say the image file format that the camera saves the image as 
> the important factor rather than more MP is better. Raw is basically 
> what the sensor sees and jpeg as we know is a compressed image format 
> where detail is lost if scaled up or down.

Also remember that if you ever want to print an image or share it with 
anyone (and in some cases view it outside of a specific app) then you're 
going to have to convert from RAW to some other format anyway.

If you're not going to play with the pictures after you've taken them then 
shooting RAW is probably not going to be a big thing for you.


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