What's the Highest Megapixel Camera in the World?
Who Wins for the Highest Megapixel Camera?
What's the highest megapixel camera in the world? The honor could go to several contenders, depending on what type of camera you're talking about. For consumer and professional photography (not space or science products), Nikon can claim the prize in two categories - DSLRs with interchangeable lenses and compact cameras - while Nokia sports the highest resolution smartphone, and Mamiya Leaf claims the highest resolution camera back. The highest megapixel camera in these classes have resolutions that range from 18.2 MP to a whopping 80 MP, and they range in price from under $500 to over $30,000. If you're looking for a consumer camera with the highest megapixels, take a look below to see the winners in 2012.
(Photo of Mamiya DM-Series 645DF Camera with Leaf Aptus-II 80 MP back provided by Adorama)
36.3 MP Nikon D800 DSLR - The highest megapixel DSLR with interchangeable lenses
The Nikon D800 is one of Nikon's top-of-the-line DSLRs, and it can claim the honor of being the highest megapixel camera among DSLRs with interchangeable lenses and full-frame sensors. In addition to having a 36.3 MP sensor, this camera boasts a 51- point AF system with 15 Cross Type AF sensors, an ISO range of 100 to 6,400 (expanded up to 25,600), full resolution frame rate up to 4 fps and full HD video recording.
With a price tag of about $3000, this camera is out of the range of most amateur photographers, although you can rent one at a reasonable price to see the difference in quality a high-end camera can make.
Waterproof and dustproof camera features a 3.3-inch OLED touch screen, an 18.2MP sensor, 5X optical/10X Clear Image Zoom, and Hi-speed AF. The DSC-TX200V also captures low light pictures at up to 10fps and Full HD 1080/60p video.
18.2 MP Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V - The higest resolution compact camera
If you're looking for the most affordable camera on this page, the Sony Cyber-shot TX200v is it. With a price tag of about $500, this 18.2 MP camera has the highest resolution of any compact camera. It's also waterproof and dustproof, making it a great companion for outdoor shooting. The TX200v also features full HD video recording, built-in GPD, a 3.3-inch OLED screen, 5x optical zoom, and continuous shooting up to 10 fps.
Nokia 808 Pureview - A 41 MP camera in a smartphone
Move over, iPhone. Nokia has just declared war against all other smartphone manufacturers by including a 41 MP camera in the new Nokia 808 PureView. Of course, the phone also offers many other features mobile users will like, too, such as 1080p HD video, 16GB of built-in memory (expandable up to 32DB with a MicroSD memory card), NFC and Wi-Fi technology and much more.
Mamiya DM-Series 645DF 80MP DSLR - The highest megapixel medium format camera
Unless you're a professional photographer or independently wealthy, the Mamiya 645DF with the 80 MP Leaf Aptus ii back is a camera system you won't be purchasing - with the body, lens and back, it will set you back about $35k. But for sheer resolution, nothing compares with the 80 MP Mamiya Leaf Aptus ii camera back.
(Image provided by Adorama).
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