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
5"x7"
8"x10"
16"x20"

Minimum Resolution

640x480
2048x1536
2272x1704
3072x2048

Camera Specification

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