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Richard Miller
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      11-17-2003
I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to (Economy)
at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
which one is better?

Richard


 
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Don Coon
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      11-17-2003

"Richard Miller" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to

(Economy)
> at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> which one is better?
>
> Richard
>


If you're going to shoot .3MP (640x480) or 1.2MP (1280x960) why the heck did
you buy a 5MP camera? I'd buy more memory cards but that's just my humble
opinion.



 
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Richard Miller
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      11-17-2003
Low = email
Standard = snap shots
Hight = blow ups


"Don Coon" <coondw_nospam@hotmail_dot_.com> wrote in message
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> "Richard Miller" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:GbVtb.4062$(E-Mail Removed) ink.net...
> > I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> > which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to

> (Economy)
> > at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> > which one is better?
> >
> > Richard
> >

>
> If you're going to shoot .3MP (640x480) or 1.2MP (1280x960) why the heck

did
> you buy a 5MP camera? I'd buy more memory cards but that's just my humble
> opinion.
>
>
>



 
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Theo McD.
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      11-17-2003
Allways shoot high, and then resize!!
This way, you can also crop pictures!

But hey, whatever!
- Theo


"Richard Miller" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Low = email
> Standard = snap shots
> Hight = blow ups
>
>
> "Don Coon" <coondw_nospam@hotmail_dot_.com> wrote in message
> news:WwVtb.171510$ao4.557409@attbi_s51...
> >
> > "Richard Miller" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:GbVtb.4062$(E-Mail Removed) ink.net...
> > > I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE)

VGA
> > > which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to

> > (Economy)
> > > at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots,

so
> > > which one is better?
> > >
> > > Richard
> > >

> >
> > If you're going to shoot .3MP (640x480) or 1.2MP (1280x960) why the heck

> did
> > you buy a 5MP camera? I'd buy more memory cards but that's just my

humble
> > opinion.
> >
> >
> >

>
>



 
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Robert E. Williams
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      11-17-2003


Richard Miller wrote:

> I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to (Economy)
> at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> which one is better?
>
> Richard


It seems a shame to pay for a 5MP camera and restrict its use to 0.5-1.2 MP, but
I assume you have your reasons.
To answer your question directly, it is usually better to capture more pixels
and use higher compression, than to capture fewer pixels and compress them less.

SO, Use 1280 x 960 and Economy compression.
Please consider getting a few 128 or 256 MB cards and shoot at 2560 X 1920 (or
similar) at lowest compression.
You will then have the option to print stunning 8 x 10s if you choose. You can
always downsize the large image to a smaller one for e-mail/web use.. But if you
capture at 1280 x 960 you will be limited to about 4 x 6 images of reasonable
print quality.
Bob Williams

 
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Jim Townsend
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      11-17-2003
Richard Miller wrote:

> I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to (Economy)
> at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> which one is better?
>
> Richard


Even with a bit more compression, 1280x960 will be the best.

With the cost of CF nowadays, why not just buy a 128 or 256Mb card and not
worry about using the low resolution modes ?


 
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Mark Herring
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      11-17-2003
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 01:07:50 GMT, "Richard Miller"
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>I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
>which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to (Economy)
>at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
>which one is better?
>
>Richard
>

I would almost always shoot at the maximum resolution/quality setting
provided by the camera. How do you know that you wont have a gem that
you want to print at 8x10?

For snaps, a 2-3 MP is fine---and would leave you with money to buy
memory cards
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Don Stauffer
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      11-17-2003
But what are you going to DO with the snapshots? Email them or put
them on computer? Or will you be making prints with them, and if so how
large?

Richard Miller wrote:
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> I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to (Economy)
> at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> which one is better?
>
> Richard


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Morgan Ohlson
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      11-18-2003
"Richard Miller" <(E-Mail Removed)> skrev i meddelandet
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> I have a 5 meg pixel camera and it said that I can set it at (FINE) VGA
> which is 640X480 and get 175 pictures with 32 megs, or I can go to

(Economy)
> at 1280X960 and get 175 pictures. I am just going to take snap shots, so
> which one is better?



1) Allways choose high resolution
2) If short of memory, increase compression.

Jpeg is effective!

Because of that it is allways better to keep the resolution as high as
possible and save space (if needed) by harder compression.


Morgan O.


 
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