More megapixels - better phone camera and photo quality ?

Does more megapixels mean the phone camera is better and is taking photos with higher quality ?

How to recognize a good smartphone camera ?
02 Jul 2020 at 04:32 PM
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Camera with more megapixels can create a photos with greater details. In general, more megapixels mean larger image dimensions and bigger file size.

One megapixel is 1 million pixels. To get the number of megapixels, you have to multiply image width and height. For example image resolution 8000 pixels x 6000 pixels = 48 megapixels.

But the number of camera's megapixels is not the only factor, that affects the quality of taken photos.

The good camera also have:
  • Quality sensor and lens
  • Good image stabilization
  • Effective image compression

If the image compression level is set too high, the photo quality is decreasing.
07 Jul 2020 at 11:35 AM
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Having more megapixels simply doesn't mean the taken photos will be in higher quality. The features of good smartphone camera are:

  • Quality image sensor an lenses
  • Image stabilization - used to reduce blur. Can be digital or optical. Optical is considered to be better.
  • Resolution - good resolution can be considered to be 12 megapixels or more.
  • Focus - can be automatic or manual.
  • Aperture - some phone cameras are able to adjust aperture to the ambient light automatically or manually.
  • Zoom - can be digital or optical. Optical is considered to be better.
  • Software - can help to apply the right settings or filters, to make the photo better.
19 Jan 2021 at 02:37 PM
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