The megapixel myth was started by camera makers and swallowed hook, line and sinker by camera measurebators. Camera makers use the number of megapixels a camera has to hoodwink you into thinking it has something to do with camera quality. They use it because even a tiny linear resolution increase results in a huge total pixel increase, since the total pixel count varies as the total area of the image, which varies as the square of the linear resolution. In other words, an almost invisible 40% increase in the number of pixels in any one direction results in a doubling of the total number of pixels in the image. Therefore camera makers can always brag about how much better this week's camera is, with even negligible improvements.
This gimmick is used by salespeople and manufacturers to you feel as if your current camera is inadequate and needs to be replaced even if the new cameras each year are only slightly better.
One needs at least a doubling of linear resolution or film size to make an obvious improvement. This is the same as quadrupling the megapixels. A simple doubling of megapixels, even if all else remained the same, is very subtle. The factors that matter, like color and sharpening algorithms, are far more significant.
The megapixel myth is also prevalent because men always want a single number by which something's goodness can be judged.
Unfortunately, it's all a myth because the number of megapixels (MP) a camera has has very little to do with how the image looks. Even worse, plenty of lower MP cameras can make better images than poorer cameras with more MP.
Hi, i are planning to buy this phones soon. Please make it 12Megapics camera and zion flashes with symbian or i wont buy it anymore!!! I demand from you.
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009Hello all i got my N97 on friday sim free from the nokia shop in manchester and its a very ver... morehey thks 4 d opinion...i would like 2 buy tis phone too..my choice samsung omnia or N97. can u tell me if N97 can take photo using d front camera? thks
i was thinking 2 buy tis phone..its seems 2 hv everything....but can anyone tell me, cant tis phone take photo using d both camera???
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009Megapixells without software and touch autofocus are useless, speed is for surfing the web ult... morelol: "Megapixells without software and touch autofocus are useless, speed is for surfing the web ultra fast "
Me thinks he works for Apple and is trying to bump up the less than spectacular initial sales... lol
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009Megapixells without software and touch autofocus are useless, speed is for surfing the web ult... more"megapixels without software and touch autofocus are useless"
Ha, what do you know.
If i didn't tell people on here that my family picture was taken with my n95, people would have thought it was a digital camera. I can put that picture full screen on my computer and it's still clear.
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009i checked it in Dubai it is made by Nokia :S so what now which one do we buy :S Yup confusing which one to buy. I dont know what d currency rate of omani rials to aed ,so we can guage d price. Anyways I know they r taking advantage of d hype since lots of peeps wants d new one in town :)
i think n97 has a Geo tagging on camera.gsm arena,please correct it.
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009u got the speed, we got teh megapixels besides, whats the point of speed if u cant multitas... moreMegapixells without software and touch autofocus are useless, speed is for surfing the web ultra fast
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009Because they CANNOT get mac OS, and Mac OS is the reason Iphone is an OUTSTANDING success fro... moresymbian aint dead when its use started for other companies besides nokia
for the app stuff, i gotta give it to apple, u guys did it right. due to the popularity of the iphone and the common single platform its easier to be taken up by developers.
symbian has many many phone models with different specs, so a bit difficult for developers to take up.
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2009Sorry only half the speed of Iphone 3GS, you got a SLOW phoneu got the speed, we got teh megapixels
besides, whats the point of speed if u cant multitask?
its like having a big c0ck and only 1 wife
It is Nokia fault and thier market strategy for not replacing scrollbar with flick scroll in menu. List and others!!!!!!
When can we sees capacitive screenNseries from nokia? When can we have xenon flash touch phone? When can we buy euro 350 n97?
I checked d stores here in oman in emax nokia n97 Is made in korea then in ABT in sultan center its made in china. why nokia not make it all d same ? Why lots of made for a model. Should be made in finland esp for a flagship phone of nokia a finland company. Calling product service peeps unify!
Last week I called nokia oman and said d n97 wil be priced 295 ,now I called again and said its priced 360 its so expensive. D price just jumped high though d phone has nothing to offer on d table as gsmarena reviewed it. In oman site nokia press released that in uae d release price Is 3k aed. Nokia Mid east please unify ur price.