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Yes, every picture has a resolution of 72 ppi. This can be changed later in an image editing program on the computer.

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How do i set my tz6 to 300 dpi

DPI (dots per inch) is an output parameter and is irrelevant to the camera.

Let's say you took a picture and want to make some prints of it. You make a 4x6 print and a 8x12 print. Those will be printed at different DPI settings but It's exactly the same file from the camera, just printed at different sizes. The camera can't know what size prints you might make from the picture, so it simply puts in a default value.

If you really want to change the DPI setting as recorded in the file, you need to do it on a computer using a photo editing program.

May 07, 2014 | Panasonic DMC-ZS1 / DMC-TZ6 Digital Camera

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My pictures are only 72 DPI. How can I change the resolution to higher quality?

The dots per inch setting (DPI) is meaningful only when printing the picture. As such, the camera simply fills in a default value of 72. You can change it in Photoshop or any other photo editing program. The resolution setting on the camera only changes the number of pixels in the picture, not how you print it.

Feb 16, 2012 | Casio Exilim EX-S12 Digital Camera

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Hi i have an Olypmus UZ800 and it takes only 72 dpi photos, how can i change to 300 dpi, i must insist that i use FINE picture quality

Please don't confuse the input resolution with the print resolution. DPI controls how many dots per inch are printed. It has nothing to do with how the picture is taken, that's controlled by the input resolution (also called image size). The image quality has nothing to do with either, it controls how much the image is compressed before being stored.

Input resolution (image size) is controlled by the "IMAGE SIZE" entry in the Shooting menu. 14 megapixels is the best this camera can do.

Image quality is controlled by the "COMPRESSION" entry in the Shooting menu. FINE is the best quality, least compression.

The DPI is controlled by whatever program you're using to print your picture. Were you to print a 14-megapixel picture at 72 DPI, you would get a picture that's almost 5 feet by 4 feet. Were you to print the same picture at 300 DPI, you would get a picture that's about 14 inches by 11 inches. If you wanted to print a 6 inch by 4 inch picture, you would have to print at about 700 DPI.

Jul 20, 2011 | Olympus SP800UZ Digital Camera

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How do I increase the dpi on TZ5

Hi - When talking about resolution in digital photography there are two main meanings.
One is the "pixel count resolution" and the other "embedded resolution". So for example your camera could record 2272*1704 as the actual pixel count resolution and set 72 as the embedded resolution that tells other software (for example photoshop) what the intended use of the picture will be. 72 ppi is the default for web pictures. You can change this in photoshop by going to the "Image" tab & select image size. The window that opens will show you the pixel dimensions i.e. pixel count resolution and the document size & resolution 72. You just change it in your software to 300 for printing. In Photoshop you can change the default to 300 by going "edit", "preferences", "units & rulers" and setting the values for "new document preset resolutions".

So for your camera the embedded resolution is 180 which you can only change in your PC software.

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Please take a moment to rate this solution & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!


Sep 13, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Digital Camera

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Panasonic DMC-TZ3 72 dpi problem

Sounds like Photoshop's setting, or default setting, is to import picture at its maximum size. If you RESIZE pic on Photoshop, it shoud automatically increase DPI while reducing physical size.

The other thing to be aware, TZ3 defaults to a certain jpg compression. You can minimize compression of data with settings options on TZ3, but I doubt this has anything to do with your PhotoShop issue.

Also, in SIMPLE mode you can select a physical size for photo, even after pic is taken(resize), on camera.

Hopes this helps.

May 02, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Replacement lens cap for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 digital camera


Please see below for a link to the Lens Cap with String. This is an original part direct from Panasonic. Used specifically with this camera.

Lumix DMC-F27 Lens Cap with String

Mar 26, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

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Many cameras will take pictures at only 72 dpi. Changing the resolution causes the camera to change the size of the picture in terms of pixel dimension (ie 800x600 vs 640x480) but always at 72 dots per inch. A photo editing program like Photoshop can change the resolution to whatever you need.

Dec 13, 2007 | Samsung Digimax 4010 Digital Camera

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Have you looked at the number of inches that 72 dpi is spread out over? 72 dpi is the standard default setting for any digital camera. What matters is the size that you actually print it at.

Sep 07, 2005 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Digital Camera

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