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"Laurence" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> What would be the minimum specs for a camera to photograph
> documents & pages to be uploadedto a computer?Could
> a cheapie 3mp do this ok?
If all you want to do is read the document on the screen, 3 MP is a big
For viewing on the computer only, it is maybe too much.
If you want make a editable document on the computer, it is not enough.
OCR programs need 300 DPI to convert the text.
For a 8.5 X 11 inch document that is 2550 x 3300 Pixels. Which is 8.415
A cheap flatbed scanner is best for A4 or Letter Size documents.