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03-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Compression: Was anyone else shocked?

When I first starting working with my Pentax K10D I was really surprised by the small size of the files. When shooting in the 10 megapixel JPG settings in high quality, by file sizes were 1.5-2.3Mb. My old 6-megapixal Fuji S6000 was 4.0-5.6Mb. I'm able to get a very respectable 20"x30" print from my K10D, but the compression rate was initially alarming. Anyone else?

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just looked at a few files i have that are full size, and they varied greatly. Anywhere from 1.6-4 mb.. does seem kind of odd, but it looks to me that the "more" there is in the photo, the bigger the file size, makes sense really eh?
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QuoteOriginally posted by oldguy Quote
When I first starting working with my Pentax K10D I was really surprised by the small size of the files. When shooting in the 10 megapixel JPG settings in high quality, by file sizes were 1.5-2.3Mb. My old 6-megapixal Fuji S6000 was 4.0-5.6Mb. I'm able to get a very respectable 20"x30" print from my K10D, but the compression rate was initially alarming. Anyone else?
Many were shocked and many discussed this before:
One example:
K10 jpg size: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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Switch over to RAW...there, our files are 16mb each

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