Originally Posted by m3bassman
i dont know exactly. I only know barely enough to say that dont be fooled by the big mp numbers. the larger and better sensors let more light in. light is extremely critical to every picture you take.
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Originally Posted by TimmyB
Yeah the sensor is more important than anything else. But without getting too technical - the bigger problem is that there is an inverse relationship between noise / quality and increased mp's. 12mp is all anyone needs. I won a regional art contest with a life size portrait blown up from a 12mp shot. In raw though...
I guess the sensor is more important if you're shooting close stuff, but the lens size will determine the max resolution.
Say you have a 2" wide lens on the camera.
At 1 mile, you will lose details on anything smaller than 3.7 feet. you will not be able to resolve anything smaller than that.
But at 10 feet, your angular resolution will be .007 feet.
Its all based on light gathering abilities, if your sensor can keep up. Obviously if your sensor sucks, this won't matter. But if it is good, it comes down to lens size.
That kinda make sense?