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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Many Lacpixels is Your Camera?

Phone with 13.0 Lacpixel CameraThese online shopping sites come up with innovative tricks to fool people.

This seems to be use for quite some time, but caught my attention only this morning. The 'new' measurement of camera resolution - the lacpixel/lakhpixel.

If you are wondering what it is, here's the explanation:

10 lakh/lac = 1 million
1 megapixel = 1 million pixels
10 lacpixel/lakhpixel = 1 megapixel

For a layman the bigger the number, the better it is (remember the PMPO days). So a 1.3 megapixel camera would directly translate into an 'appealing' 13.0 lacpixel camera. 13 > 1.3. So the selling chances are higher.

Next we might see some hazarpixel cameras too.

Thankfully didn't yet notice any of the major manufacturers resort to this gimmick.

Related posts:· Before Purchasing Online, Check Prices Offline
· The Megapixel Hoax


Abhiroop Banerjee said...

hohoho...nice find! :D

But you sir, have been very inactive. I was starting to think my feed reader had stopped working.

Merry Christmas!

Vinayak Razdan said...


And hope you are in a fine health now.

Soumyadip said...

Abhiroop: Apologies, occasionally I get a little lazy.

And a Merry Christmas to you too.

Vinayak: On the health front it'll take a little longer to get back in perfect shape.

Anonymous said...

its a DUEL sim phone. we can fight over it.