Helpful-information-when-choosing-your-print

This is a basic guide to pixel resolutions for various popular camera sizes

although a file may be small, dependant on the situation the picture is going to be displayed in could still be a quality image eg: if viewed from a distance a lower 150ppi can be used

for a quality printed image that is to be viewed close up say 2ft or closer a 300ppi is recommended

Top quality prints are achieved with a good quality image in the largest file size possible and in focus, if these are all present almost any size picture can be printed from a 6″x 4″ to billboard size

Megapixels Pixel Resolution* Print Size @ 300ppi Print size @ 200ppi Print size @ 150ppi**
3 2048 x 1536 6.82″ x 5.12″ 10.24″ x 7.68″ 13.65″ x 10.24″
4 2464 x 1632 8.21″ x 5.44″ 12.32″ x 8.16″ 16.42″ x 10.88″
6 3008 x 2000 10.02″ x 6.67″ 15.04″ x 10.00″ 20.05″ x 13.34″
8 3264 x 2448 10.88″ x 8.16″ 16.32″ x 12.24″ 21.76″ x 16.32″
10 3872 x 2592 12.91″ x 8.64″ 19.36″ x 12.96″ 25.81″ x 17.28″
12 4290 x 2800 14.30″ x 9.34″ 21.45″ x 14.00″ 28.60″ x 18.67″
16 4920 x 3264 16.40″ x 10.88″ 24.60″ x 16.32″ 32.80″ x 21.76″
36 7360 x 4912 24.53″ x 16.37″ 36.80″ x 24.56″ 49.06″ x 32.74″