256x256 pixels - You find resolution like this on cheap
cameras. This resolution is low and therefore gives a low quality
image. The resolution requires 65,000 total pixels.
|640x480 pixels - This is the low-end resolution
for point and shoot digital cameras. The resolution is good for creating
web images. These images require 307,000 total pixels for displaying
|1024x768 - If you are planning to print your
images on a post card, or create a framed 5X7 print, "mega-pixel"
level resolution is required. A total of 1,109,000 total pixels are
needed for a good image.
|1600x1200 pixels - If you are putting together
a portfolio of 8x10 shots, having a camera with 2 million pixel resolution
is advisable. For any images bigger than 8x10, 3 million pixels or
more is needed.