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Old Mar 24, 2004, 11:14 AM   #1
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Has anyone had the opportunity to look at a 300 dpi next to a 400 dpi dye-sub print (ie the HiTi 640 4x6 print vs the 730 4x6 print)? Can you tell the difference?

The one place that I can see a potential impact is with text overlayed on the image. Then again, maybe not?

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Old Apr 3, 2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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You can tell at about 15X magnification. I put two pictures under the microscope at work.
To the naked eye, the Hiti 630 and 640 pictures are indistinguishable.
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Old Apr 3, 2004, 8:10 PM   #3
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I have owned the 630 and 640 and could tell no difference between the output of the two printers.
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 8:28 AM   #4
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So I guess the 730 is the best of both worlds? Picture quality would be equal to the 640 and you have the flexibility of different size prints.

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Old Apr 15, 2004, 3:55 PM   #5
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Stan,
That was my very reason for asking this question. IF the lower resolution is imperceptable, the 730 seems like it would be worth the extra costs.
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 5:25 PM   #6
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I agree. I am going to order a 730 !
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 9:50 PM   #7
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Let me do some math: :idea:

301dpi*4"=1204 pixels, 301*6=1806, 1.204*1.806=2.17 Mpix

403dpi*4"=1612 pixels, 403*6=2418, 1.612*2.418=3.89 Mpix.

Am I correct, and we can only find the difference between 2 Mpix print and 4 Mpix print under 15x magnification? :-)

What a relief - I was looking at 8 Mpix cameras to replace my old Minolta s404 :shock:

By the way - did anyone play with that "magic coating" - transparent printing on the coating layer? What if we makesome foreground areas glossy andthe rest of pictureleavematt?
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Old Jun 29, 2004, 9:25 AM   #8
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2 and 4 MP will look identical to the naked eye when printed at 4X6 inches. Bigger prints are where the differences show up.

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Old Jun 29, 2004, 11:23 AM   #9
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Then I'll continue with math. :-)

That'show big the 4 Mpix print should be to look better than 2Mpix:

15x4" by 15x6" is 60" by 90". Either my math is wrong, or 2x or so magnification should be enough to see the difference between those prints.

Sorry for being picky, it comes naturally :-)

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Old Aug 18, 2004, 9:59 AM   #10
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It looks as if the Hi-Ti 730 might be the way to go. What are the differences between the 640PS and 640GALA?



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