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Reduced resolution My camera is DSC-W80. HD 7.2 mega pixel. The pictures seem to have lower resolution than previously. When enlarged, apart from the ordinary pixels some black and white spots can be seen on the surface.

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Re: reduced resolution

Try to reset the camera setup or set to automode

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I have olympus camedia 4.0 mega pixel. old camera. need to know how to change the camera photo storage from 18 photos to at least 64 photos storage

Hi, jamesepatton, and welcome to FixYa.
I am going to assume that you are referring to the camera's internal storage, as opposed to the camera's removable storage card.
Obviously, to increase the storage on a removable card, one need only purchase another, higher capacity storage card.
To change the camera's internal storage capacity, one needs to reduce the resolution of the pictures one takes.
Example- your Olympus is capable of taking a 4.0 mega pixel sized picture. This size picture can generate a fairly large data file (after all, pictures- like Word documents- are only data files!) While this is what is normally programmed into the camera at the factory, you are not 'married' to this size. In the "Setting" menu of the camera, there will be an option to change the mega pixel (mp) setting. Try lowering it to the next lower setting (say, 3.0 mp) and shoot until the camera tells you it's full. You may have to try several different mp setting, but eventually you'll land on the right one. It's going to depend a lot on what is in your pictures as well, as different scenes and content can affect file size.
A quick note here: Lowering the mp setting will affect the quality (and/or resolution) of the photo. I have found that for a great majority of the photos that I personally take, a 2.0 mp setting is just fine. I am by no means shooting magazine covers or entering my pictures in contests, I shoot 'em, print 'em and save 'em. Just your basic home pictures.
If resolution/quality is important, I would highly recommend that you save ALL pictures to a removable memory card and leave the camera set on 4.0 mp.
Good luck, and let us know how you go!

Aug 10, 2011 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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What is the difference in the optical and digital zoom?


Find the difference below

Digital Zoom

1. Digital zoom is a part of digital cameras, and camcorders, which helps to crop the entire image, and then digitally enlarge the size of the viewfinder of the portion that is needed to zoom in on
2. Digital zoom crops the image down to a centred area with the same ratio as the original, and also interpolating the result back up to the pixel dimensions of the original. this method involves cropping, hence the resolution and quality is reduced
3. Digital zoom, crops a portion of the image and then enlarges it back to size. And due to this, image quality is reduced in comparison with the original one.
4. Using the digital zoom allows the user to get closer to the subject when the photographer wants to be discreet about taking pictures, like taking a picture of a person in a graduation ceremony.

Optical Zoom

1. While taking a picture using a Camera to want to get a close shot of the subject without moving physically closer, photographers use the optical zoom.
2. The optical zoom ratio of a digital camera measures how much the lens can actually zoom in to make subjects appear closer. Optical zoom, enlarges a picture while keeping the resolution and sharpness of the picture high.

3. There is no relation between optical zoom and the resolution of the photo, as optical zoom only enlarges the whole image or the subject to a certain range. So image quality only depends upon the mega pixel (MP) of the camera

4. Optical zoom is very useful, while taking a picture of a landscape, or to get a closer view of a subject, without reducing the quality of the entire image, like taking a picture of a Rainbow in the sky.

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Jul 01, 2011 | Nikon Digital Cameras

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Videos are now a small picture and when expanded are POOR quality

It seems that you have reduced the resolution of the vedio capturing format. In format settings change it to maximum avaialbe resolution such as 1024x900, etc ( maximum among available). Also for increasing the still photo resolution, select the maximum mega pixel such as 3.2/5/etc.. Usually the mega pixels can be changed using any short cut keys.

Aug 11, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S500 bad photo resolution problem

Electronic shutter in lens mechanism got bad and you need to replace complete lens assembly of DSC-S500 camera.
Of course new lens assembly would cost more then camera worth so best option is to buy new camera.

Jul 23, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Blurry pictures

This is the problem of the ZOOM in your camera. Its alignment is disturb by you. Your camera must have fallen down or some one has pressed the ZOOM from front when it was open. The solution is to get repaired at your nearest SONY service center.

Apr 24, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

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Can't figure out how to change the pixel resolution on my camera

Touch the on-screen button(shows as a finger) to bring up the MENU, touch Image Size(two little squares) , select 1M (1280x960)

Apr 07, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 Digital Camera

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With 5-megapixel camera, I want to capture maximum resolution.

how I get maximum resolution by 5 mp camera with small photo.

my friend mega pixel relates to the print out u want out of ur photo file,on the monitor screen everything looks same if u dont zoom too much ,

for 5X7 print 1 mega pixel photo looks fine and more than enuff if u want a 5X7 print out of it

for 6X8 and 8X10 2 mega pixel is ok and for further enlargements u need higher mega pixel

or if u need output on large LCD screens of like 46 inch and 52 and 60 inch then also u need good resolution pics to display properly other wise pixelation will appear

so how can i help u more in this pls rate me FIXYA for this if u like

Mar 17, 2009 | Mercury Electronics CyberPix S-555V...

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Internal memory full!

    The internal memory for taking number of snpas depends on that on which Mega Pixal you are using. Hope that intentally or un-intentally you had change Mega Pixal from low to high, that's why the number of pics in internal memory reduces. Just keep your camera snaps mode (Where you take pics) then press junk or dustbin button and you can change the Mega Pixal quality as you want. Higher MP gain more memory and give less number of pics but with high resolution and lower MP gives large numer of pics with low resolution.
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Aug 01, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S90 Digital Camera

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DSC-W80 Pictures Pixel

your lighting may be set different on your camera.for example if you are outside the lighting is different inside.your camera should have amenu where you can change the lighting setting

Feb 12, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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