More than Megapixels

An article appeared in the New York Times on August 19 illustrating the point I have been trying to make that image quality is determined by more than megapixels. The Sony DSC-WX1 was recommended and fared significantly better than the Fuji F200EXR in their evaluation. For more details see


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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2 Responses to More than Megapixels

  1. keithhousephotographics says:

    Can’t really speak to either one of the cameras in the NY Times review….but the fact that the Fuji is 6 month old technology and the Sony isn’t released gives a technological edge to the Sony….but the bigger discussion is about megapixels and overall image quality. A digital camera is a system….it combines optics, electronics, and mechanical parts. Megapixels are only part of the equation. It reminds me of the CPU speed wars in computing…..a 3.2 ghz vs. a 2.8 ghz… many cases the 2.8 ghz cpu on a better motherboard with more RAM and a faster hard drive was faster than the 3.2 ghz processor. Bottom-line is that it is about image quality.

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