Digital Cameras & Resolution

While analyzing any camera, one of the most important qualities of a photograph that a person seeks, is resolution. This word itself needs a brief discussion before progressing onto its implication upon a digital camera. This is a word that seems to almost every new photographer as a nightmare. With all the myths and irrelevant information circulating all around, this is quite common. This however is an effort to clear those misty myths and provide good information for everyone. Without any complexity, generally a photograph, either viewed on the screen or printed, is composed of infinitesimal dots (called pixels). The greater amount of these dots that can fit per inch of space, the smaller the dots and the sharper the image. This is the basis of understanding ... resolution!

Considering an image at 100 dots per inch that is one square inch in size. It is comprised of 100 X 100 pixels. Now changing this image four-times to four square inches. This image is quite clear. Now the same 100 X 100 dots exist, but with only 25 dots per inch. The appearance becomes grainy. This is the factor know as resolution that determines this quality of image. Hence it can now be interpreted by any person what the importance of resolution is and where it is required in the filed of photography. While purchasing a digital camera, resolution is a very important factor to take into account when settling upon buying a particular one.

Digital camera resolution comes in as Mega pixels. A Mega pixel is composed of one million pixels. The greater the number of Mega pixels, the greater becomes the standard of quality of the photograph or picture. As a standard, one mega pixel is the minimum bottom line below which a digital camera must not be usually purchased. This is a general decided value for any amateur photographers also, and the exact value of higher mega pixels is not a concern for people who do not intend to print the photographs. In an effort to scrutinize the pixels in an image out of sheer anxiety, a person can magnify the display in a photo editor, like a little magnifying glass, and they become very much visible!

The resolution decides the ultimate the future of the hard copy of a photograph being taken, whether a digital camera or a conventional camera. A print from a high-resolution photograph challenges anything produced from a chemical film camera. However a low-resolution image print of a photograph is quite appalling with fine details and restrained color transitions absent resulting from too few pixels. Thus the resolution can spoil an entire effort to freeze a memorable moment. Thus it is so vital. As a general rule a minimum of 200 pixels are required for each linear inch of a print. However, some printers get better results with 300 pixels per-inch of resolution.

The above discussion has brought into light a lot of relevant information regarding resolution and its application in the digital camera and photography. Also in the concluding lines it can only be stated for digital camera ... resolution is the real soul!

About The Author

Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.snapjunky.com. Visit his digital camera guide and learn how to take better pictures with your digicam.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Fstoppers

Four of the Biggest Photography Rip-Offs to Avoid
Fstoppers
Unfortunately, photography is an expensive passion, but what do you really need to spend your money on? In this video, Marc Newton looks at four of the biggest photography rip-offs you should avoid at all costs, and he doesn't hold back. There are some ...


1428 Elm

Swamp Thing: Principle photography is underway in North Carolina
1428 Elm
Swamp Thing, the most anticipated production for DC's streaming service is shooting in North Carolina with Len Wiseman at the helm. Swamp Thing is currently shooting principle photography for the DC Universe's version of the legendary comic. The James ...

and more »

The Ringer (blog)

How Aura Photography Invaded Instagram
The Ringer (blog)
Kirlian photography is regarded as the predecessor to what we now know as aura photography. In the 1980s, a man named Guy Coggins invented an aura camera for the mass market: the AuraCam 3000. Coggins later introduced the AuraCam 6000, which is ...


New York Times

How Photography Has Shaped Perceptions of African Women
New York Times
Uncovering the beauty of African women and their worlds within fractured and layered colonial histories demands a special attention to detail. As the documentary photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and the author Catherine E. McKinley know, many of ...


Fstoppers

Devaluing Photography With Cheap Prices
Fstoppers
Coming to you from Daniel Norton, this thoughtful video essay talks about the devaluing of photography and how it's important for photographers to avoid contributing to that, particularly in the case of Catalog, a startup that claims to offer ...


Wall Street Journal

What to Give: Books About Photography
Wall Street Journal
Laurence King Publishing had to include Joel Meyerowitz's “Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective” (352 pages, $65) in its Elephant Book series; it takes an oversize, 5.6- pound book to cover Mr. Meyerowitz's six decades in photography. The work ...


New York Times

MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum - The ...
New York Times
Quentin Bajac, the chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, will return to his native Paris to become director of the Jeu de Paume, France's ...
Quentin Bajac, MoMA Photography Curator, Leaves for Post as Director of Jeu de PaumeARTnews

all 3 news articles »

CBSSports.com

The Art-Love-Impact Plan: Dante Pettis eyes safari, photography after NFL -- and that's just the first day
CBSSports.com
Dante Pettis is only just beginning to break out in the NFL, but he's already thinking about what will come after football. In fact, he already knows what he's going to do the day after he retires. Drafted in the second round of this year's draft by ...

and more »

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (blog)

DCPS Students Celebrate 2018 Study Abroad Photography Contest
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (blog)
Twenty finalists from the third annual DC Public Schools (DCPS) Study Abroad Photography Contest, whose photographs tell stories from Senegal to Spain, celebrated their work with award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu as part of a reception at the ...


PetaPixel (blog)

The Color Photography of Vivian Maier
PetaPixel (blog)
Vivian Maier is the nanny and American street photographer who posthumously became internationally famous after a 26-year-old real estate agent bought a box of 30,000 of her negatives at an estate sale for $400 in 2007. In addition to her captivating ...

Google News

Digital Camera Basics

Digital Camera Basics? The VocabularyShopping for a digital camera can... Read More

Picture Framing for Photographers - Part 1

Imagine being able to frame all your own photographs just... Read More

Bracketing and How To Use Tt Correctly...

What Is... Exposure BracketingExposure bracketing is a simple technique professional... Read More

Is Digital Photography Expensive?

Being such a fascinating device as the digital camera, this... Read More

Passionate Organizing: How To Create A System To Organise Your Digital And Traditional Photos

Digital photography promises much. Store your photographs on your computer,... Read More

Buying Your Child A Digital Camera - What You Need To Know

Purchasing any gift item for your child is a mind-numbing... Read More

Getting Your Photos Ready for Sharing

One of the main reasons people buy digital cameras is... Read More

How Can I Preserve My Lifetime of Memories in Photographs?

Like most folks you have probably have organized and sorted... Read More

Hyperfocal Focusing: What Is It And Why Should You Use It?

When should you use hyperfocal focusing? Well, sometimes when shooting... Read More

Stitching Memories

Sometimes, usual photographs look so common and boring. Converting your... Read More

Nikon Digital Cameras - Cool(pix) and Functional

Even though Nikon entered the camera world by 1948, today... Read More

Photo Equipment Lists

You arrive at your photo shoot excited about the images... Read More

A Guide to Underwater Camera Cases

If you are buying a new underwater camera or video... Read More

Birthday Party Photo Tips ? How to Make Yours Truly Stand Out

How many of the birthday party pictures you've seen are... Read More

Photography 101 Part 2

Basic CompositionNow that you are beginning to understand how your... Read More

Start Your Own Photography Business from Home

Anyone with the right camera equipment, and the necessary skills... Read More

Using a Camcorder to Record Family Events Quickly and Easily

Let's start there (but not spend too much time on... Read More

Infrared Photography and Big City Crime

One of the major problems of the larger cities of... Read More

How Many Megapixels Do We Need?

Are you having megapixel envy each time you walk by... Read More

The Naked Truth on Shooting Nudes

There are major obstacles to overcome to get into nude... Read More

Tips for Taking Better Vacation Photos

Photos are a great way to share your travel experiences... Read More

Photography Courses Online

There are also some excellent online courses available and some... Read More

Megapixel Cameras: How Many Megapixels Do You Need?

Knowing which megapixel camera to buy can be intimidating. There... Read More

Panasonic Digital Cameras - The History Behind Their Cameras

Panasonic is a world-renowned consumer electronics company today. Its digital... Read More

Photographs Everywhere, But Is It Really Art?

I once heard a lady say to a photographer that... Read More