Originally Posted By: rmoore
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LOL…you two stop it!
Rob...The number of pixels for a given photo is the resolution. A 1600 x 1200 picture would effectively have 4 times the resolution of a 800 x 600. As Todd said, that really only shows up when you try to print on large format photo paper, or when it pops up on a screen unrestrained by size parameters. For HI reports, 640 x 480 is plenty, IF you just use the picture "as is". I like to shoot at 1600 x 1200 (about 2 megapixels) because it enables me to blow up small segments of a photo if I just want to print or look at a smaller detail. At that resolution I can get about 110 photo's on a 64mb card (plenty for me).
As far as the more expensive cameras...you will likely get better optics, fancier programming options, etc,. For HI work only, I'd choose rugged (or cheap) "point & shoot" over fancy "bells & whistles" and spend the extra money on a large storage card.
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