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Quality vs file size

 


This guide shows you the kind of quality you can expect when you're printing out your photos.

Digital camera resolution vs print quality
Capture Resolution
Video Display
Print Size
2x3"
4x5"/4x6"
5x7"
8x10"
11x14"
16x20"
20x30"
320x240

OK

Good

OK

Crap

Crap

Crap

Crap

Crap

640x480
0.3Megapixel

Good

Excellent

Good

Crap

Crap

Crap

Crap

Crap

800x600

Excellent

Photo Quality

Very Good

Reasonable

Crap

Crap

Crap

Crap

1024x768

Excellent

Photo Quality

Excellent

Good

OK

Crap

Crap

Crap

1280x960
1 MP

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Very Good

Good

Crap

Crap

Crap

1536x1180

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

Very Good

OK

Crap

Crap

1600x1200
2MP

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Very Good

OK

OK

Crap

2048x1536
3 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

Good

OK

OK

2240x1680
4 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Very Good

Good

OK

2560x1920
5 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

Very Good

Very Good

3032x2008
6 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

Very Good

3072x2304
7 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

Excellent

3264x2448
8 Megapixel

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Excellent

10 Megapixel +

Excellent

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality

Photo Quality