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October 28, 2008

The Truth About Megapixels: Americans Hoard Them

PMAmegapixelstats.jpgNow here's a poll that won't get you down. In August 2008, PMA (The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations) reports that almost 80% of digital cameras sold in the US had 8-megapixels or more. To boot, 27% of digital cameras sold in the US had 10-megapixels or more. Compare this to August 2007, where only 20% of digital cameras sold in the US had 8-megapixels or more. In 2007, DSLRs accounted for just 10.3% of digital cameras sold in the US. We don't have more recent numbers on that fact, but it'd be interesting to see what kind of camera bodies people are housing their megapixels in. There's a distinct correlation between dollars and megapixels and at a certain point, you're not benefiting from the megapixels in a low-end camera body. Kind of like putting ground rib eye in meatloaf. You dig? (via ZDNet)

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Posted by Susan Moriarty at October 28, 2008 12:04 PM
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