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Accurate megapixels?

Do canon t6i have 24.2 accurate megapixels?
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Re: Accurate megapixels?

What do you mean by accurate?

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Re: Accurate megapixels?

I have two camera canon t5 18 megapixel and canon t6i 24.2 megapixel but both camera's photos are same looklike same
24.2 megapixel means it need to have better quality right? Or something else
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Re: Accurate megapixels?

It depends on what you are doing with your images. What size are you printing?

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Re: Accurate megapixels?

"... two camera canon t5 18 megapixel and canon t6i 24.2 megapixel but both camera's photos are same ..."

 

You mean they look the same on your computer monitor?  Right?  So you think the 8mp increase is not worth it because they do look similar? With most modern DSLR cameras you need to get to pixel level to really see the difference.  In other words you need a 100% enlargement of you comparisons.

And that is precisely what the increase will give you.  The ability to crop further.  At normal viewing it may be difficult to see but enlarged it will be easy.

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Re: Accurate megapixels?


@snmsantosh wrote:
I have two camera canon t5 18 megapixel and canon t6i 24.2 megapixel but both camera's photos are same looklike same
24.2 megapixel means it need to have better quality right? Or something else

Generally all you need is 8-12 megapixels after cropping, everything else is just marketing. 

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Re: Accurate megapixels?

Agree. 

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Re: Accurate megapixels?

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Look at the information or properties for one of your image files and find the pixel dimensions for width and height of the image. Multiply the width by the height and this is the total number of pixels in the image. 1600x1200=1,920,000 pixels or 1.92 MP. 5184x3456=17,915,904 pixels, rounded up to a nice even 18MP.

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