Unless you are buying an older digital camera, most of the ones on the market today are all over 10 megapixels which is large enough for the casual shooter. Even most cell phones come in at over 12 megapixels. Some people do get hung up on the number of megapixels the camera has to determine quality while having more available is great, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the most important thing you should be looking for in a camera. What is more important than megapixels?
Manny Ortiz discusses what he thinks is more important than the megapixel count in his camera. You can jump to the 1:53 mark to skip the b-roll in this video and get right to the topic at hand. He doesn’t dismiss the fact that higher megapixel is beneficial, but decides to focus on another important aspect of a camera, the dynamic range. How is this more important, it's a great way to get back detail in the brights and darks of your photo. Having better dynamic range in the camera, the recovery of either the brights or darks in the post process is a lot better. I see this as being very helping in natural light photos or cases where everything in the frame can't be properly exposed evenly. What are your thoughts, is dynamic range more important than the megapixel count?