Tuesday, July 08, 2008

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.


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...


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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