Need a 3MP Digital Camera

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  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    I need to buy a Digital camera and I would like it to have at least 3 MP resolution. I probably don't need anything bigger.

    Does anyone know of any really good ones that I should look at? And what price range should I be looking for??

    Thanks!
     
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    At the risk of replying to wrong forum...

    I work in a camera shop. 3mp is the least that I recommend for most users.

    The questions I would ask are:

    How do you plan on using the camera? For snapshots? For travel photos?

    What is the largest size print that you do? Is it 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, or larger?

    How critical are you with the quality of images?

    What sort of budget do you have for a digital camera?

    Is portability a big concern for you?

    Are you looking for a camera that you just pick-up and use?


    This will provide good information as to what directions you might want to look at.

    It also helps to look at the megapixel race in terms of film sizes.

    I look at the 1 and 2mp cameras as being like the old Kodak disk cameras. OK to good for 4x6 prints and maybe the occasional 5x7.

    3mp cameras are good for 4x6's and 5x7's and the occasional 8x10. They can be considered along the line of 110 film.

    4mp cameras are like 126 film. They are good for 4x6', 5x7's, 8x10's, and if needed the occasional 11x14.

    Also keep in mind the higher the pixel count the greater the ability to "crop" the image to an appropriate print size.

    Hope this provides a start.
     
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