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Old Dec 28, 2003, 6:54 AM   #1
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Got a fabulous new S400 for Xmas and have a million questions. but just one for now.

I understand that if I shoot at one resolution, say 1600 x 1200, the resulting prints will be about 6 x 4 and cannot be enlarged without degradation. But, if I shoot at 2272 x1704, can the prints be reduced with no loss of picture quality?

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Old Dec 28, 2003, 11:31 AM   #2
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Always shoot at the highest available resolution. You can always reduce the size of any picture (a good idea when sending by e-mail or using on a Web page). Smaller file sizes don't print as well as large ones. You might shoot a great picture and want to make a large print from it. If you shot it at lower resolution, you might be out of luck.

Memory cards are pretty cheap now. Get a spare as well as an extra battery. The cards provided with most cameras are too small to be of much use.
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 1:07 PM   #3
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Yes, take images at as high of quality as possible. Get a large memory card so you won't have to worry about it. But don't underestimate the quality of certain sizes - I have the S200, and at 1600x1200, I can make relatively good 7.5"x10"s, an 8.5"x11" with a *nice* border, typically still sharp looking. I don't have the best camera or photo printer, but I'm not a photo studio or anything, so I'm happy with what I'm able to do.
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 8:45 PM   #4
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To TJ. Wildman and Maki have given you the best answer there is to your question.Tealblue
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