New Hippo Techie: Megapixels are back!

The megapixel wars, which had camera makers advertising ever-increasing photo resolutions, were at least in a state of cease fire, if not outright truce or peace. The fanciest cameras topped out around 16 megapixels, and more attention was being paid to the lenses that collected the light and the internal sensors that recorded it.

Now manufacturing and software interpolation is catching back up with the marketing hype of years past. The 8-megapixel sensor in the iPhone 4S is so good that it has some folks wondering if they even need a separate camera. The rest of the world isn’t so eager to cede yet another entire industry to Apple, so they’re selling you more and more megapixels.

Read the full column at The Hippo.

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