I found this article about resolution on snapsort.com. This an extremely popular site used to compare different types of cameras, from point-and-shoots to DSLRs. It provides anyone looking for a new camera with all of the information they need to know about any type of camera. In this article, they explained all the different aspects of megapixels with plenty of pictures and examples. As explained in our last class, the article explained how the megapixel count in a camera is not the main indicator of performance.
When I first started looking for cameras, I was worried about the number of megapixels and if my camera would have enough. I purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T3 (entry-level DSLR) with 12 megapixels, which I originally thought might be low. However, after reading the article, I was surprised to see that it wasn’t a big deal to have a large number of megapixels. This is especially true if you aren’t planning on making giant prints of your photos. I was surprised when I read, “If all you do is view photos on a computer, Full HD tv, etc then you will never need more than 2 clean megapixels of resolution. If you print photos than even a 3MP camera will print fabulous 8X10 prints. If want 12×18 than an 8MP camera is more than enough.” This was very reassuring, and it backed up what we learned in class.