Mar 10, 2009, 06:12
Interesting article - it seems that 12 megapixels is enough for Olympus - they've decided to stop at 12MP and not compete further in the megapixel wars for their E system.
Quote:"Twelve megapixels is, I think, enough for covering most applications most customers need," said Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging's SLR planning department, in an interview here at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA). "We have no intention to compete in the megapixel wars for E-System," Olympus' line of SLR cameras, he said.What do you all think about this stance? For me, I think 12MP is more than enough. Logically, more megapixels = potentially more detail but for me the tradeoffs are the large file sizes, making the photos unwieldly to work with and also storage space which tends to add up after ten thousand images or two or three.
Instead, Olympus will focus on other characteristics such as dynamic range, color reproduction, and a better ISO range for low-light shooting, he said.