I agree in most cases. sledom do I use more than the 5 megapixle setting. But it is nice to have the option if the need arises.rhmahoney said:
rhmahoney said:He found that 5 megapixels is "good enuf".
The final image must be 1Mp because each R/G/B pixel must overlay each other exactly to accurately reproduce the image. The fourth shot is merely taken to determine the dynamic range of the scene to insure that no pixel or group of pixels end up above or below the 0-256 grayscale range, which would result in loss of highlight or shadow detail and fidelity. Consumer cameras do this same thing internally; that's why it takes much longer to in-camera process a high resolution shot than it does a low res. shot.They get the colors by taking 4 shots, each through a different filter, then recombining for the final result. The real question here is --Is the final photo a 1 megapixel or 4 megapixel picture?
seilerbird said:5 Megapixels is enough if you are not serious about photography. However, if you are serious 5 mp is a joke. The reason is cropping.