Is 16 megapixels good for a digital camera?
Also, is 16 or 20 megapixels better?
The photos print best quality when image is 300 DPI. If you want 11 x 14 inch high quality prints from a modern 1200 DPI laser printer, you need a 16 megapixel camera. A 20 megapixel camera would be ideal. If you want 16 x 20 inch high quality prints from a modern 1200 DPI laser printer, you need a 20 megapixel camera.
Furthermore, do more megapixels mean better photo quality? More Megapixels does not mean more quality The quality of a camera is decisively influenced by the sensor quality, not only by its Megapixel resolution. Basically, if you use a worse camera and worse lenses with more Megapixels, you will have more worse quality pixels.
Also asked, how many megapixels do you really need in a digital camera?
The general rule for high quality sharp prints is 300 pixels per inch. So an 8x10 inch print needs 8x300x10x300 = 7.2 megapixels. One can still make very nice 8x10 inch prints with less megapixels, but the lower the megapixel count, the softer the image.
What quality is 16 megapixels?
Megapixels vs. Maximum Print Size Chart
|Megapixels||Pixel Resolution*||Print Size @ 300ppi|
|8||3264 x 2448||10.88" x 8.16"|
|10||3872 x 2592||12.91" x 8.64"|
|12||4290 x 2800||14.30" x 9.34"|
|16||4920 x 3264||16.40" x 10.88"|