Breaking the Myth of Megapixels I have read the article, "Breaking the Myth of Megapixels" from the New York Times. The writer of this article went through a series of experiments where he took one picture and stripped megapixels from each one.  He tried to see if his test subjects would be able to notice a difference between the appearance.

This article explained how megapixels tend to be among the least of things you should consider when buying a camera to produce better pictures.  While megapixels has its importance, the quality of the camera lens, circuitry and sensor have higher value.  Before taking the class, I was definitely firm in the decision that I needed more megapixels in order to have a good quality camera.  I now know that there are several other factors to include in my next camera purchase