Whenever I look at a new camera (purely for interest these days), the first stat I normally read is the megapixel count. There seems to be a lot riding on this one number, as though it somehow conveys the quality of the images you will obtain and the performance of the camera in different conditions. We’re also taught generally that bigger is better.
Sony recently announced its 61 megapixel flagship. 61 megapixels is surely “better” than the 24 megapixels of my Fuji or the 20 megapixels of my aging but trusty Canon. On all counts, nothing could be further from the truth. Here’s why. Continue reading “How Important are Megapixels?”