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Quality too low for 4x6 prints

I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-P72 purchased about 4 or 5 years ago. When I upload my photos to any online developing site it always tells me that the quality of the photos is not good enough for a 4x6 print. They recommend only a 3x5 print. The prints turn out a bit grainy. I have tried many different settings including auto and fine. Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions? Or is it just time to upgrade my camera? Thanks!

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Re: Quality too low for 4x6 prints

A P72 should be good enough for 4x6 prints. Are you shooting at the maximum resolution? At 3.2 Megapixels you should be able to print at 4x6" at 250dpi (which although not ideal is better than that of most magazine printing!)

The graininess of your images is not to do with resolution but rather sensitivity and the processing engine in the camera. Are you shooting in bright light, or mainly with the flash? If it is the latter, I'm afraid you're always going to have the picture noise (graininess) with this camera.

If you're going to upgrade, look for a model with good low light capabilities and a good lens. is an excellent resource for comparison shopping.

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