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Old December 15th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=irishjoeyo;3656309]Actually, you're wrong. You're comparing a non-SLR camera to an SLR camera, which is apples to oranges.

No irishjoeyo, you are dead wrong about megapixels being the biggest factor in image quality. You're also wrong in your comparison of SLR and non-SLR cameras.

The only thing that technically distinguishes a SLR camera from a non-SLR is the mirror element. In a traditional point and shoot camera as well as a phone camera, light is directed to the sensor constantly. In a SLR camera, light is normally directed to the viewfinder and for a moment, the sensor during exposure. This is why they are called Single lens reflex - they have one motion/reflex to switch between guiding light to the view finder or sensor.

Should you sought the truth, the most important parts of a camera that determine the quality of your pictures would be the sensor size, quality and optics.
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