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January 20, 2010

The Megapixel Lie and Diffraction Fraud goes viral

Via Single Serving Photo we learn of a new blog, PetaVoxel, exposing the "megapixel lie" in compact P&S cameras that has gone viral in the blogosphere! If you haven't seen this yet, perhaps you may want to start reading from the beginning, here are the related blog-posts in chronological order:

+ Mega stupidity - in reaction to the CES 2010 14mp 1/2.3" sensors
+ Can't cheat laws of physics
+ Diffraction and fraud (went viral)
+ an example using Olympus FE-46 (went viral)
+ Answers to questions raised in blogosphere

The post has gone viral at Reddit with 450 comments, and also got picked up by Consumerist (now part of Consumer Reports)


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