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DSC-F717 mp Question?

I have a F171 and I thought it was a 5 mp camera when I bought it. So why are all my pictures around 2 MP in size? I checked all the settings and it's all set to the highest setting too... Should I be using TIFF? Any help woudl be great.

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Your camera is using jpg compression to reduce the picture file size. depending on settings, your file sizes will vary. fine compresses the least amount of data from the file, and produces the largest resulting files. std removes more data and so on. if your have your camera set to any of the jpg settings, you will notice that the resulting file sizes are not the same in a given setting. this variance has to do with the data it takes to make up each image. an image with a lot of blue sky (data that is essentially all the same across the sky) can compress to a smaller file than one that has lots of tiny detail through-out the picture. if you set the camera to produce a TIFF file it won't be compressed, and will be very large compared to the jpgs. it also takes forever to write the picture to the MS after you have pressed the shutter. I'm not that patient.

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So long as you go into the menu, and make sure the Image Size selected is the one all the way at the top (2560x1920), and as long as you are taking shots in JPEG Fine mode, you're getting 5MP pictures! As the others mentioned, MegaPixels are different from MegaBytes.

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I think that this is the normal size for a 5 MP photograph. Mine from the F717 vary from 1.8 - 2... MB. MP is not the same as MB. (pixels and bytes). Don't ask me to explain this, but the size of your pictures is all right.

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Do you mean your files are around 2 mb (megabytes) in size? megabytes and megapixels are not the same thing..megapixelspixels=resolution and megabytes=file size..5MP pictures are around 2MB in size..

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