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10-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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K10 Question ...

Hmmm , Im just wondering what the file size on a K10 might be in JPG mode ?

Mine seem to be under 2MB ???

And only slightly larger than on my K100D ...

My K20D pushes close to 9MB , is it just the differences in Generation ( Model / sensor - stuff like that ? )

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It depends on the file quality and what you're shooting. 2mb to 3mv would probably be normal.

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My K10D jpegs are 2.4 to 3.8 MB depending on the content (converted in camera to jpeg). I don't know how they would go as RAW converted to jpeg
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I just checked , my K200D produced images around 3.5 to 3.8 MB ...
So the K10 is producing images half the size ... Does that mean they are 6.1 MP images ... ? rather than 10.2 MP

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You need to go into the file format menu and set the recorded pixels and JPEG quality settings higher. Sounds like they are set on the lowest setting.
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Hmmmm

QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
You need to go into the file format menu and set the recorded pixels and JPEG quality settings higher. Sounds like they are set on the lowest setting.
Thats what I thought , but they are as high as they will go : 3 Stars ... ( 1.31 Firmware )
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Remember pixel size and file size are two different things. With my K10, I shoot in RAW and my DNG files are all around 10MP. If I convert without any resizing or anything they come out as around 2-3MB JPG files.
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
Thats what I thought , but they are as high as they will go : 3 Stars ... ( 1.31 Firmware )
3 stars is the jpeg quality setting. You can set the megapixels to 2, 6, or 10 megapixels. It sounds as though you may have it set to 6.

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Nope

set to 10MP and ***

In RAW mode they get over 3MB but not over 4MB ... Its strange ... I even set the camera to return everything to default values , and then went over the settings ..
Even re flashed the firmware .. with a freshly downloaded 1.31

Is 1.30 Firmware available some where ?

Is there software available to tell me if the file is 10MP ? ( Very strange )
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Yes, you can tell if it's 10MP by the dimensions of the JPG picture. They should be 3872 x 2592.

Also, your subject makes a huge difference on file size. If you're shooting a white wall, your file is going to be about 1 MB, if you're shooting a scene with lots of color and light differences, your file might be over 4 MB with the K10D.

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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
set to 10MP and ***

In RAW mode they get over 3MB but not over 4MB ... Its strange ... I even set the camera to return everything to default values , and then went over the settings ..
Even re flashed the firmware .. with a freshly downloaded 1.31

Is 1.30 Firmware available some where ?

Is there software available to tell me if the file is 10MP ? ( Very strange )


Just about all PP software will tell you the pixel size. I use FastStone, it's free and works great for PP raw files and converting them to JPG. Mine all show as being a little over 10MP. I think you are fine, as others have said, the content of the photo will cause different JPG sizes. Mine run from about 2-3MB after conversion, resizing will get them even smaller.
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Yes, you can tell if it's 10MP by the dimensions of the JPG picture. They should be 3872 x 2592.

Also, your subject makes a huge difference on file size. If you're shooting a white wall, your file is going to be about 1 MB, if you're shooting a scene with lots of color and light differences, your file might be over 4 MB with the K10D.

Exactly. I thought my K10D jpegs were a bit light on until I did the research. the 10MP sensor is giving roughly 2.4-3.8 MB jpegs and the 16 MP sensor on the K-01 is giving me 6.5-7.5 MB jpegs (a slightly better jpeg to RAW file size ratio). I don't know whether the jpeg conversion for the K10D is a bit more brutal (?) or if this related to it being a CCD sensor but I have no issues with the images from either body.
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Thanks guys ... Just that I was used to the k20 and K5
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
Is 1.30 Firmware available some where ?
Give the firmware upgrade some thought before actually doing the deed. v1.20 might be the better solution since it does not support SDM.


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I have firmware version 1.31 on my K10D. I have no problems with it. Upgrading from 1.30 to 1.31 made no noticeable difference in file sizes.

I normally shoot RAW (PEF) + JPEG. The RAW files are usually around 12-13MB and the JPEG's are 2.5-3MB. I shoot everything in 10MP resolution, three star quality. It works out nicely, as the combined size is almost always right around 16MB, which makes capacity calculations for memory cards easy. I get roughly 250 images on a 4GB card.
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