"As everyone else has said, we'd need a lot more info, and in the end it can be a matter of opinion. I have made a few 20"x30" prints from my 8mp Canon 20D, and I think they look pretty good. The subject was landscapes with lots of…"
"Sorry, but there's no simple numeric answer to your question that will be true in all cases. I feel subject matter and image characteristics to be even more influential in this decision than pixel count - I have printed murals that look sharp…"
"Most posters are printed at 150 dpi (to save on cost) 300 is ideal. Do the reverse math. Below 150 dpi will start to show pixelization, which you can see if you are right on top of it, but if you stand back 5 feet it is fine. A publisher I work with…"
"I blew up a 20" x 30" picture of my daughter taken with a 6.1 Megapixel Nikon D40 and it was flawless. I have in the past blown up a 8.5 x 10 from a 12 Megapixel point and shoot that I threw directly into the trash. Numbers really are only…"
"I have done 16x20 with ease using a 30D ( 8 megapixel ).
Some of these even came from indoor basketball which we know
can be difficult do to higher ISO's required. Like others have said,
less noise would be better. I would also try to match the…"
"No borders, nor boundaries" - Totally open discussion group, newbies to professional, all here to learn or share. Group gallery open to all, submit pics to be included and linked to your profile or websites.
"Not all 8 megapixel cameras are created equal. What is the actual resolution of a photo? Express the answer as x pixels wide by y pixels tall.
It depends on the printer too. If the printer prints at 300 DPI in both directions, then you can divide x…"
amateur till i get a better camera ;) "A pictures value is equivalent to how much it reminds why you took the picture." Im a musician primarily but i also draw portraits, which you can see at myspace.com/tonedeftyler.... Most of these were taken here in Mt.Pleasant Tx, but some were taken in Dallas. Im not quite the social type, but this is a good start i suppose. :)
My Photography Equipment:
Nikon Coolpix S51 10megpix and 8megpix, you can get these at any local Wal-Mart......
I also have a 35mm Canon A1 with custom lense for film, but i havent started with this camera yet cause it requires so much tLc.