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Do higher resolutions mean better photo quality?

I have the LG Chocolate and love snapping pictures with its 1.3 megapixel camera. I know it’s a dumb questions, but do higher resolutions necessarily mean better, sharper pictures?

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8 Responses to “Do higher resolutions mean better photo quality?”

  1. Zack said :

    yes Just think of the picture as being made up of single color dots. The more dots you have the clearer the picture.
    That is what a pixel is: a dot.

  2. bro_tj1 said :


  3. benblanko said :

    Yes better and sharper and finer.

  4. inverse_mushroom_cloud said :

    No, sorry, it doesn’t necessarily mean better photo quality.

    A 10 megapixel compact point and shoot camera with mediocre optics will take much worse pictures than a 4 megapixel DSLR with excellent optics (optics = lenses). Better larger sensors make a huge difference too.

    Camera phones have about the worst optics and sensors out there. If you want better pictures, get a real camera.

  5. 440Hz said :

    Not always. It depends on other factors such as the quality of the lens, the degree of noise in the electronics, and the size of the sensor chip.

  6. INDYVADER said :

    The more megapixels does not necessarily mean better and sharper pics. It does depend what u want to do with the pics. If u want to enlarge them, it makes a big difference if u have more of a larger megapixel. Also too, by zooming in on a pic to make an object closer(ie; for editing purposes), this feature of a higher megapixel comes in effect and makes a huge difference too. Otherwise photos will get or become “grainy”! So for example…. if u take a picture at 2mp and one at 5mp, and only want it as a standard 6’x4′ print the 2mp will be just as good. But u have the versatility of a 5mp to enlarge the print, if u wish!

    Just remember…. camera phones are no good. Both their optics and sensors aren’t as good as cameras, so therefore they don’t produce good photos. Camera phones are gimmicks!!

  7. Alex S said :

    Optic quality has the greatest impact on image quality. If the optics aren’t sharp, it doesn’t matter how many pixels you have of that blurred image coming from the lense. It’s going to remain blurred.

    As far as camera phones go, though, you probably want more megapixels. 1.3 isn’t very much (compared to dedicated cameras), and there’s not much you can do with it. Get a 2 MP camera phone and often the optics will also be better, in addition to the extra pixels.

    As said before, a camera phone is a gimmick and you should really not even consider taking anything but spur-of-the-moment snapshots with them. A good, dedicated camera is muchmuchmuchmuch better.

  8. anderson said :

    Higher res mean you can print out bigger picture and take more memory of your storage card. it does not guarantees you good picture. good pictures depend on the quality of the lens not megapix size


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