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Your phone camera doesn’t always need all those megapixels

Your phone camera doesn’t always need all those megapixels

Anyone paying attention to smartphone specs in recent years may have noticed manufacturers upstaging each other by increasing the megapixel count on their devices. Bigger numbers, bigger sensors and bigger expectations, but all isn’t as it seems once you dig deeper.

It harkens back to when digital point-and-shoot cameras were measured the same way in the 2000s, though it was largely a mythical marketing ploy. Phones have since replaced those compact cameras, yet history is repeating itself again in the smartphone arena. Only this time, there are far more nuances at work.