A reader asked “Isn't 24 megapixels inadequate in comparison to the competition?”, to which I answered:
“The short answer is “no.” The megapixel race, while once important, should have come to an end a while ago already. But it is oh so salable. The buying public in general has been conditioned to think that all it takes is more megapixels to increase camera performance. Nobody is ever talking about lenses, yet it is the lens that ultimately delivers the image to the sensor. To make sensors with a resolution that surpasses that of the lenses makes no sense. The ever increasing number of pixels of a full frame sensor, for instance, naturally necessitates making the individual pixels smaller to allow them to be all fitted in the full frame sensor space. At one point the individual pixels become so small that they exceed the resolution capabilities of the lenses used in conjunction with that sensor. With other words, we have a theoretical resolution that cannot possibly be met. At that point all that’s left is advertising potential.
I wrote about that very issue a while ago in an article, titled:
“THE MEGAPIXEL RACE - ARE THERE LIMITS?”
Go take a look. It should answer your question.”