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Change resolution i ahve a nikon coolpix l18 with a 8.0 megapixel. i need to lower my resolution so the sd card i have can take more pictures and i can not seem to figure out how to do that... please help!!!

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Press the menu button and go into the image mode setting. Use the right arrow to go into the table of quality options. Use the up/down on the dial to select the file size (quality) you want. You will then see the quantity of images the card has room for, at the selected resolution.

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