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Digital Photography Fundamentals

Digital Photography Fundamentals

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A camera’s potential resolution is measured in megapixels (the number of millions of
pixels used to record the image). The larger the number of megapixels, the more
information is stored in the image. The reason a camera has a potential resolution is
that lens quality, the ISO setting, and the compression setting can affect the quality of
your image. For more information on how a camera operates, see Chapter 1, “How
Digital Cameras Capture Images,” on page 7.

The number of megapixels a camera is capable of capturing can be used to roughly
determine the largest high-quality print that the camera is ultimately capable
of producing.

Megapixels

Print dimensions at 200 dpi

Approximate uncompressed
file size

1

4" x 3"

1 MB

1

4" x 3.5"

2 MB

2

6" x 4"

3 MB

2.5

10" x 6"

7 MB

4

12" x 8"

12 MB

5

14" x 9"

15 MB

7

16" x 11"

21 MB

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Chapter 3 Understanding Resolution

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