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03-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Pentax K10D question: viewing photos

Hello,

Just a quick question.

On my K10D, after I take a photo and go to view it, for about a second, the photo looks like it was taken at a low megapixel, but then it clears up.

It's not a problem, but just kind of bothers me, is there a reason that's happening, or a way to fix it?

Thanks

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03-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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Could it even be my SD card? Should I try a different card?

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This is normal, and K20s do it too. Faster SD cards slightly reduce the amount of time it takes for the higher detailed image to appear.

It's because the camera first displays a very low detail thumbnail, and then later brings in the higher res / quality image. This is so that you can rapidly scroll through all the images on the card without the waiting for the high quality version to load every time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cpopham Quote
This is normal, and K20s do it too. Faster SD cards slightly reduce the amount of time it takes for the higher detailed image to appear.

It's because the camera first displays a very low detail thumbnail, and then later brings in the higher res / quality image. This is so that you can rapidly scroll through all the images on the card without the waiting for the high quality version to load every time.
Okay, thanks for your input.

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You must have a very slow card then, I have never seen it on my k10 (and I just rechecked to be sure), nope, instant full resolution.

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No wait, now I see it, for a fraction of a second, a very VERY short delay. You should try a faster card.
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Never seen that on my k10d either........
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never see it in my K10D either...
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its because the K10 software uses the baseline method of viewing the photos on the screen,
in oher words it "builds" the photos up layer by layer, usually it happens so fast you dont notice it, unless, like the others have said, you are using a slow memory card, then it will take some time to collect all the image data and display it, so you will literally see the camera building the image baseline by baseline, creating the pixellated effect at first, until more detail is added

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I notice it on my K10D also, maybe 1/2 second before the photo looks sharp. No big deal to me, I first noticed it when i hooked up my camera to the TV to show photos to my folks.
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This happens on most DSLR's. This is even more evident when shooting RAW.

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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
This happens on most DSLR's. This is even more evident when shooting RAW.

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True but I think it's the memory card. I am shooting RAW with an 8GB SanDisk Extreme III SDHC card. There is maybe a 1/10 second delay as the image renders. Nothing close to the "about a second" Isaac mentions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Robert S Donovan Quote
True but I think it's the memory card. I am shooting RAW with an 8GB SanDisk Extreme III SDHC card. There is maybe a 1/10 second delay as the image renders. Nothing close to the "about a second" Isaac mentions.
I use 4 Gb SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards, and have never noticed a delay.
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I generally use Sandisk Extreme III (4 or 8 Gig) with an Ultra II (2 Gig) every now and then. Don't recall ever noticing this behaviour.
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It's about half a second..

It happens about 50% of the time, but I'm over it now, doesn't bother me..

I am using a 4gb SanDisk Ultra ll SDHC 15 mb/s card.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacSteiner Quote
It's about half a second..

It happens about 50% of the time, but I'm over it now, doesn't bother me..

I am using a 4gb SanDisk Ultra ll SDHC 15 mb/s card.

-Isaac
Hey Issac,

I too have that thing going on on my k10d and also am using the same memory card as you so atleast you dont feel left out. It doesnt bother me so I would say its our memory cards. Upgrade to the Pro series?


-walter
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