Why Haven’t the Megapixel Wars Ended, and Why Do We Care So Much?

The Megapixel wars are alive and well courtesy of camera manufacturers’ marketing departments.

Cameras have been coming out thick and fast over the last few years. Whenever a new body hits the market, it never fails that the standout feature camera manufacturers like to highlight is the Megapixel count of the new sensor. Sony’s A7R IV has a groundbreaking 61 Megapixel sensor. The Canon 90D and M6 Mk II have a 32 Megapixel sensor: the largest ever made for APS-C. As we’ve all heard, a new high-end camera from Canon may well feature an 80+ Megapixel sensor when it hits the streets. But why are we focusing on only that?

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