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Old 01-06-04, 02:52 PM
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? on Digicam 3.1MP vs. 3.2MP

Is there a difference between a camera that is listing 3.1MP vs. 3.2MP for image quality? Besides the obvious, does it have anything to with the dimensions of the image? For example, on my Kodak CX6330, I can set the default image so that they are 4 x 6" and not the standard, a bit larger, size that most of the digital cameras take pics in. I can take images in either side, but it saves time by taking them in 4 x 6 and not having to crop or relying on cropping to be done while printing.

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Old 01-06-04, 02:59 PM
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No, there's no difference. By 4x6, do you mean 640x480 resolution? There's a reason why high MP digicams have very high resolution. 1600x1200 should be the minimum if you're planning on printing out photo like 4x6. But that's just me.
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Fuzzyballz,
I'm taking them at a high resolution but what I noticed is that by default, the pictures that the digital cameras take are a bit larger in dimension than what fits on a 4 x 6" print. Most processing places will chop off top/bottom (for landscape) or left/right (for portrait) edges to have the pictures fit onto a standard 4 x 6" print. This is also noticed when you order through Snapfish, Ofoto, and other online services where you have the option of cropping the pictures yourself or having them do it for you.

On my camera, I have an option at the highest resolution to set the default picture size to a standard 4 x 6" dimension.
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Most digital camera pictures are at 4:3 ratio, which is the standard for most computer applications (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, etc.). So this causes a slight problem when trying to print 4x6 prints since that's a 3:2 ratio (or 2:3 ratio). Some of the newer cameras began offering a 3:2 ratio as one of the options.

The 3.2 versus 3.1 has nothing to do with the 3:2 ratio option (the 4x6 picture option). On your camera, the highest setting is your 3.1mp resolution (2032x1524 pixels). When you set it to 3:2 option, the resolution is now 2.8 mp resolution (2032x1355 pixels). The resolution on many of the 3.2mp cameras is 2048x1536 pixels.
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Cool, thanks Namja!

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