A lot of people ask me what resolution digital camera to buy. Many try to get by with less than they should. Some people buy too much.

Resolution – The Last Step To Sharp Photos
A good 35mm negative shows about 24 megabytes of information

By comparison, a good 35mm negative, when scanned into a computer, shows about 24 megabytes of information. You’ll find that a 6 megapixel camera will produce quality that is equal to a 35mm. This is why I recommend if you are looking for a digital camera you start looking at 6 megapixel cameras.