Reader Poll: How Many MegaPixels Are Enough?

Back in the day, 3 megapixels were hot stuff. Then it was 4, then 5, and 6, 8, 10, 12, 16… How far will this go? The dSLR cameras are leading the pack with their pixel count, but even compact cameras are starting to follow along (some now have 12MP). Honestly, how many pixels are enough? Will we ever be satisfied with the value of this metric? I’ve heard many photographers state that number of pixels don’t matter as much as they used to, but are we at the point of being completely satisfied with our pixel count? How many megapixels would you be happy with?

How Many MegaPixels Are Enough?

And in last week’s poll (How Many Lenses Do You Own?), it looks like the average glass collector has 4 lenses. There are quite a few who have less than four, and there are one or two out there with as many as 14 lenses! They must have really big camera bags.