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Old Sep 28, 2011, 9:50 PM   #1
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Default K-r Playback - Slight delay in image becoming clear

I recently purchased a Pentax K-r. It is my first DSLR camera. As I playback an image I have taken, there is a slight pause after the image is displayed in which it becomes sharper. The image sharpens within a moment, but it is noticable. This is not something that my Panasonic Lumix P&S does. In playback of images on the Lumix, the image is immediately in focus when first displayed. Is the delay in the image becoming sharp when it is displayed in the K-r typical or does it sound like my camera is defective? I've already had to have the LCD monitor replaced. Thanks.

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 8:59 AM   #2
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That is normal behavior for many cameras.

That's because they load the embedded thumbnail (a small JPEG file inside of the larger image file) first, while loading the larger image in the background and displaying a downsized version of the actual image after it finishes loading (so that once it's loaded you can do things like zoom in on the larger image to see more detail)
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 9:32 PM   #3
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Thank you. I appreciate the reply and information.
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 4:52 PM   #4
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I also noticed that a faster card makes a difference for image review on my K20D.
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 7:02 PM   #5
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It does seem like that's what's going on - I've noticed the same thing on several different cameras. I never noticed it on the 6 mp K100, but do on the others. And, like Ira, since I switched to a faster card I hadn't thought about it much.
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