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Q: Digital Camera's and mega pixels ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Digital Camera's and mega pixels
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: tony37354-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Nov 2002 12:43 PST
Expires: 18 Dec 2002 12:43 PST
Question ID: 110082
I would like to find some pictures took by the same type of digital
camera at 1 2 3 and 4 mega pixel

Request for Question Clarification by playhosea-ga on 18 Nov 2002 13:33 PST
When you say "same type" do you mean same brand, i.e Canon, Nikon,,
etc? Or do you mean same model, because I highly doubt the same model
comes in varieties of 1-4 megapixels.

Clarification of Question by tony37354-ga on 18 Nov 2002 15:34 PST
What I am really wanting to do is compare a 1 2 3 4 MP picture of the
object ie on a tri-pod with just the mode switch to a lower setting.
So I can decide if I really want to spend the extra money if a 2 mega
pixel will work for me. I don’t care about the brand of the camera at
this point.

Subject: Re: Digital Camera's and mega pixels
Answered By: lot-ga on 18 Nov 2002 15:55 PST

You can find photographs taken by various cameras at Steves Digicams
who organises his index by the same type of camera e.g. 1 mega pixel,
2 mega pixel, 3 mega pixel and 4 mega pixel.

His photo samples are images taken directly from the cameras. He
generally tries to shoot the same locations so potential buyers can
compare and contrast different cameras.
1 mega pixel
2 mega pixel
3 mega pixel
4 mega pixel

To access the images you need to click on a camera model, then select
'sample images' from the drop down, and then compare the images of the
same scene. Generally there are about 3-6 images that are the same.

Imaging Resource also categorizes cameras into their respective mega
pixel ratings (click on 'Test Images') The reviewer uses the same
subject matter to make comparisons between cameras.
1 mega pixel
2 mega pixel
3 mega pixel
4 mega pixel

DC Resource is also another site that allows you to view similar
picture samples from the same type of mega pixel camera
1 mega pixel
2 mega pixel
3 mega pixel
4 mega pixel

After clicking a camera model you need to click DCRP Review of 'camera
name' to access the camera review (if they have reviewed it), then
click the 'Photo Gallery' link and you should find some similar images
to compare. The reviewer usually uses images of San Francisco.

DP Review also have sample photos but do not categorize into their
mega pixel range nor do they try to keep to the same subject matter,
but I have included it as an extra resource once you do know the mega
pixel rating for a camera from the above sources.

Be warned though if you decide to view the full 4 mega pixel versions
(access is usually by clicking on the preview image) the file sizes
can be quite large in excess of 2mb for some, so it helps if you have

Search Strategy:
Personal photographic knowledge

I hope that helps, if you need any clarification to the answer just
Kind regards

Clarification of Answer by lot-ga on 18 Nov 2002 16:04 PST
to fine tune to you clarification,
I can supply you with images taken of the same scene from a canon S45
at exactly the same settings at the following resolutions:

But it isn't representative of buying a camera at a different mega
pixel category, as this is the same camera, - it would be best to
compare the actual models as highlighted in the links above. But let
me know if you want this.

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