The Megapixels Myth
Just like many people still believe that forwarding a certain email message to 10 friends will bring them great riches or that the gigahertz rating of a computer means great speed, connecting higher megapixels with better picture is also a myth. Consumers must understand that camera companies know it but they continue to exploit your misunderstanding. Advertisements declare a camera’s megapixel rating as though it’s a letter grade, implying that a 7-megapixel model is necessarily better than a 5-megapixel model. Note that even if you have a 5-megapixel camera from 2005, it is ‘not’ obsolete. Unless you are going to print huge posters of each picture, just about 8 megapixels is fine for normal printing purposes. Moreover, if you only have to store digital images and share them on social media platforms or digital albums, then as low as 4 megapixels is also fine.