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Digital cameras with resolution of 3 Megapixel would seem a bit outdated these days, though just a few years ago they were the de facto standard for compact cameras. However there are a still a few of the best cameras with resolution of 3 MP which are still available in the market.

The megapixel count affects the image size and not the overall picture quality, so a 3 MP count should suffice for most point and shoot cameras if you were not planning on enlarging them to poster size prints. This is more than sufficient for most consumers dabbling in photography.

Since the sensor size and the lens as well as the camera's processor engine most affect the overall picture quality some of the best digital cameras with 3 MP or more resolution can still get you good quality pictures.

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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Black Digital Camera  6MP  12x Opt  SD  SDHC  MMC Card Slot


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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85
Canon PowerShot A70
Sony CyberShot DSC-W110
Nikon D40
Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Black Digital Camera  6MP  12x Opt  SD  SDHC  MMC Card Slot
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S85 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera
Sony CyberShot DSC-W110 Digital Camera
Nikon D40 Body Only Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2009
Oct 2001
Jan 2009
May 2008
Dec 2006
Resolution
6.0 Megapixel
4.1 Megapixel
3.2 Megapixel
7.0 Megapixel
6.24 Megapixel
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
SLR/Professional
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
4.0 x
3.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
2.8 in.
1.8 in.
1.5 in.
2.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
8.93 mm
6.72 mm

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The addition of a Mode dial is very welcome, as it greatly simplifies camera operation and makes switching between Recording and Playback modes much faster and more intuitive.

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Broad feature set for the money.

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the viewfinder is relatively small and ungainly to use.

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Even at this low price, the build quality of the D40 is excellent.

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