I want to sell work through Fine Art America and offer products like pillows in the shop, but when I saw the image size requirements, I knew I was in trouble. The minimum size needed for anything bigger than a cell phone case is 3500 pixels on the short side. The images from my 12.3 megapixel Nikon D300s have a short side of 2848 pixels.
Obviously, something had to give – either my plans, or my camera.
My plans won. After checking B&H, I got a quote for my old camera and ordered a refurbished D7100. Money is tight, and I didn’t want to invest in new gear right now, but facts are facts: the D300s just doesn’t cut it any more.
So tomorrow afternoon, I’ll have a new camera. The maximum image size is 4000×6000, and it has a very fast, 24.1 megapixel sensor. I think this is the same processor in Nikon’s top-of-the-line, I’ll-buy-it-when-I-win-the-lottery, D4. (That baby will set you back $6,000.) Everything I’ve read says it’s a great camera.
I won’t be able to offer larger products for my current images, but I’ll be all set for the future.