And Now We Are 10, Megapixels That Is
by Herbert Keppler
It was just a few months ago DSLRs were 6, and now we are 10—Canon Rebel XTi, Nikon D80, Sony (then still Konica Minolta) Alpha 100, Pentax K10D and Olympus E-400 (not to be available in the U.S. for now). And we’re not yet done growing megapixels. Execs of the major camera manufacturers prophesy that as long as buyers go for more pixels as a major consideration in buying DSLRs particularly, the higher the count will grow. Canon, Nikon and Fuji, top pro DSLRs already, are over the 10 megapixel plateau.
In practical terms, do amateur consumers really need more megapixels or is this megapixel increase primarily a marketing strategy to help you coax 6 megapixel owners to dump their cameras for 10?
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON