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With cameras, don’t pay more for megapixels

Better lenses mean higher quality pictures are yours for the taking

The Panasonic Lumix has 10 megapixels. The Panasonic Lumix has 10 megapixels.
Consumer Reports / December 18, 2011
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Camera makers appear to have injected new life into an old marketing scheme: More megapixels mean a better camera. Consumer Reports latest ratings included 58 recommended cameras, from basic to SLR. Consumer Reports’ camera tests have shown that cameras with more megapixels don’t necessarily produce better images than those with fewer. Under the best circumstances, models with more megapixels can produce images with greater detail, but that’s not very important unless you need giant enlargements.

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