Megapixel & Resolution Guide at OneCall

As a baseline rule, the more megapixels, the higher the maximum resolution. If you require a sharp photograph and a large print size, you'll want to look for a camera with a high megapixel count, but you'll also needmemory. Often your digital camera will offer several resolution settings so you can move to a lower resolution when you're looking to takea lot of photos, but don't necessarily need a high resolution for sharp or large prints.

If you want to be sure your camera will offer you a minimum amount of resolution for various print sizes, consult the table below for camera specification guidelines and appropriate resolutions.

Type of Image

Web Images

Minimum Resolution


Camera Specification

1-megapixel and up
3-megapixel and up
4-megapixel and up
6-megapixel and up