When buying a new digital camera, vendors are trying to convince you to buy a camera with the most Megapixels(the highest resolution). But is this always necessary?
Do people even notice the difference between images with different resolutions?
David Pogues, a writer for the New York Times, conducted multiple tests on this subject.
These tests showed that only 6% of the people could distinguish different resolutions of the same image printed on a 16 x 24″ ( 40x 60 cm)paper.
He chose this size because according to him most amateur photographers wouldn’t often print images larger than that size.
The resolutions shown were 5, 8 and 13 Megapixels.
So do you think that, for amateur use, digital cameras with high resolution are useful?