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File size on DSC-M1

I got the setting at fine and 5mp and am getting 3-4mb files. Is that the max? I thought a 5mp camera would produce files that were larger. Sony need to have a non-jpeg setting.

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Re: File size on DSC-M1

The files are compressed. A typical 5mp file should be around 2.5 Mb in size. A 7mp camera produces a file of abot 3.5 Mb.

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