Is there an optimal Number of pixels on a given size of sensor to give optimal IQ?
This question appears more relevant now that Nikon has come up with its new entry level DSLR D3200 with 24 MP. Its earlier model D3100 has 14 MP & the sensor size of both these cameras is almost the same:
Nikon D3100 = (23.1 X 15.4 mm) Sensor size ----> 14.2 megapixels
Nikon D3200 = (23.2 X 15.4 mm) Sensor size ----> 24.2 megapixels
Sample images of D3200 show somewhat inferior in detail & color rendition compared to the IQ of D3100 though it may be a purely subjective feeling.
Last edited by Sudhakar Redddy; 04-25-2012 at 01:53 AM.
Nikon D 3100, D 40X, Panasonic FZ 5, Sony H 7.
Nikkor 18-55 VR, 55-200 VR, 18-135.