I've got a 2million pixel digital camera. In terms of picture quality, how does this compare to a 35mm compact camera?
karl if I understand you right then, discounting lens, a 1.3 megapixel ccd has the capability to capture the same detail as a 35 mm film. But its size combined with the quality of the lens determines the ability for the digital image to match that of the analog. So a 4 mp decent compact will definately provode the basis for a better print than a good 35mm compact, but although having a theoretical higher theoretical resoultion, would struggle to match a semi decent SLR with semidecent optics.Originally posted by KarlRobinson
The reason most articles quote higher figures is because of the CCD size within a camera. If you reproduced a 35mm, a 24 x 36mm CCD would be needed, as only high end SLR's have this a higher resolution is needed on a smaller CCD to grab the same level of detail.