Tuesday, August 26

How many pixels are there in a frame of 35mm film?

How many pixels are there in a frame of 35mm film?
Barb asked me a similar question, and I answered something along the lines of "film is analogue, so it's a bit hard to tell. If you zoom in far enough on the film then it will start to get splodgy..."

The above article says that on a handheld camera, it's approximately equal to a 4 Mega-pixel Digital Camera. With a Tripod and good lenses, it's approximately a 20 Mega-pixel digital camera.

The same person did an article on photos he couldn't have taken with his digital camera back in 1999. Economies and Quality have changed massively since then. His 1 to 2 year estimates on when the quality would shift about were quite accurate.

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