Here and Now - Digital Imaging Explosion
Consumer acceptance of digital cameras is increasing in proportion to quality consumers can get in print, said Krawczyk. Just a couple of years ago, he explained, the quality consumers got from digital cameras was acceptable for business applications, e-mailing images or viewing them on a computer screen at a 72 dpi resolution. Film cameras were still cheaper and produced better quality images.
"Now, the tables have turned," Krawczyk offered. It is possible, he explained, to get good 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 prints with a 2.1-megapixel camera and very good quality 8 x 10 with a 3- and higher megapixel camera. Digital prints, said Krawczyk, can now be sharp, virtually grain-free, and, if printed on photo-quality paper, they can easily compete against the images taken with a 35mm camera.
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