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Why More Megapixels Isn’t Always More Better

megapixel_raceGizmodo has written an excellent article on the folly of sacrificing low light performance for unnecessary resolution.    An insightful response that follows the article:

“I was trying to decide at one point between the D40(6.1 MP) and the D60 (10.2 MP) Nikon. Every single time I would ask someone on flickr for their opinion they would say get the D60! Extra megapixels! Because of cost, and seeing as paying more for a VR lens in the D60, decided to go with the D40. And 6 MP is COMPLETELY FINE. I get the most amazing night shots and the quality is fine. Everyone seems to fall for this “Megapixel Myth” and gets the D60, but when it comes down to it, seeing the night shots of my friends D60, wouldn’t trade the D40 in for the D60 even if I could do it for free.”

Read the article by Matt Buchanan: Giz Explains: Why More Megapixels Isn’t Always More Better

http://i.gizmodo.com/5155942/giz-explains-why-more-megapixels-isnt-always-more-better/

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Inventor of CCD wins Nobel Prize for Physics

The Nobel Prize was awarded for the inventors of the CCD Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith who developed semiconductors capable of sensing light through the Photoelectric Effect.

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Nokia & Motorola Lead $100 Billion Camera Phone Market

“Camera phones have been a huge success, with unit sales rising from three million in 2001 to 500 million last year. As CCD continues to lose the sensor wars in the mobile space, Micron, Omnivision and other CMOS vendors have been the prime beneficiaries.”

[Read More at LBSzone.com]

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