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Why would anyone need a camera like this ?

I came across this article on Engadget that talks of a 50 Megapixel camera from Hasselblad that costs something in the region of 37 K USD (Pricing is not yet released). Which got me thinking about why would anyone need such a high resolution camera when a 4 Megapixel camera can print a hoarding that is 12 feet X 9 feet. (Source : The Megapixel Myth).

Anyone that is planning to buy a digital camera or thinking to upgrade one that they already have should read the megapixel myth.

Comments

Vivek Malewar said…
It's not for regular users. It's for professionals. Do you think a regular 4MPx cam can capture the expressions of the winner of 100m race at beijing olympics from a distance of as much as half a kilometer??

These cams are made with a small market in mind.

Moreover, there a thing of pride among enthusiasts who own such things. It's just like people buy Mclaren F1 even when a Toyota Camry take you to the general store.
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Unknown said…
I think what Vivek says makes sense, this must be for profs.
Anonymous said…
Gulp!!!!

I would definitely lay my hands on it if everything permits(mostly, the green stuff). Its totally powerful for everyday use and most of the professional photographers would really think a lot if they have to get this.

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