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08-27-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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K10D at 2 Megapixels

Hello,

A quick question. If I set the K10D to take 2 Megapixels pictures (or 6), does it crop the picture or there's an averaging algorithm?

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It does not crop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by erollin Quote
Hello,

A quick question. If I set the K10D to take 2 Megapixels pictures (or 6), does it crop the picture or there's an averaging algorithm?

Thanks,
Etienne
Haha that would be awesome. but its the same as going into photoshop and cropping out the center 2mp.
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well, as long as we have a concensus.



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JPEG size...

When a digital camera "takes" an image it always captures the maximum amount of data. To create a JPEG image the internal software down samples the data to create the image size specified in the settings. In other words, for the JPEG only it throws away a portion of the collected data but you will still see the entire image from edge to edge. If you shoot JPEG + RAW you'll see the difference in the file sizes and if you zoom in to, for example, 100% crop on both you'll see that the JPEG is much fuzzier (less resolved). If you save the image as a web-sized file or print it only in a small (eg. 4 x 6) print you won't see any visible difference but you would not be able to print a small file at a much large size.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LKeithR Quote
the difference in the file sizes and if you zoom in to, for example, 100% crop on both you'll see that the JPEG is much fuzzier (less resolved). If you save the image as a web-sized
"Much" is an overstatement. In most cases, you'd be hard pressed to pick the differences even at pixel view. The big advantage of RAW is in the higher dynamic range and unadjusted gamma curves.
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The big advantage of RAW is in the higher dynamic range and unadjusted gamma curves.
That's 2 advantages. 3rd is WB adjustability. 4th is Silkypix which just gives super duper colours compared with jpgs.
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Aside from saving memory space why would anyone use a 10mP camera to save 2MP images.

You would be better off by changing the Jpeg compression from low to high, but remain at 10MP

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