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    Default ? about pixels and zooms

    Hi everyone

    The camera I'm using at the moment has 6m MP and 3x Zoom. I don't seem to be getting the clarity I would like especially when the macro is in use. My question is, if I'm thinking of getting a new camera, what would be have more mega pixels and a 3x Zoom, or to have the same amount of mega pixels but with a better zoom. Bearing in mind that I'm no expert photographer, but do get a bit ambitious with what I think is a good shot but then can't get what I want. Hope that makes sense!

    Thanks in advance

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    Hello sandieB...The mega pixels on a camera usually mean the size of a photo, So a 6mp pixel camera will print an A4 photo no problem. If you print the same photo A2 size it will be quite badly damaged The clarify comes from your sensor [which is in your camera] and your lens. Better sensors and les = sharper photos If you are wanting better photos, you should maybe think on upgrading your camera. The more zoom usually the better macro

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    Jan 2010
    NW England


    Hi to answer your question to get better clarity you need better lenses and a sensor, maybe its time to move up to a DSLR

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    A dslr would give great photos, but so would a good bridge camera. All depends on how far you want to take your hobby.

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    Thanks for the answers guys....I'm not sure if I can afford to upgrade to a DSLR. I haven't really looked at them "in person" as it were, but they all look fairly hefty. I really like something small and lightweight (I like it to go in my pocket or handbag while I'm out...I'm such a wimp!) I will do a bit more research!

    Many thanks


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    Hello sandieB If your budget allows ,you should look at the fujifilm f300exr. It's a 12 m/p witha good size zoom on it., and it is small enough to fit in your pocket costs about 200. from Amazon... graham


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