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Old Jan 20, 2005, 8:39 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting this camera. It will be my first one ever. My question is can this camera take pictures in 1024x768? I'm asking because nowhere in the specs does it say it can. So does it really not support that mode, or is Canon just in denial?
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Old Jan 21, 2005, 8:52 AM   #2
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I don't have this camera but I think it CAN take 1024x768. I'm looking at the specs at dpreview.com and they have the resolutions listed as the following:

2592 x 1944 (max), 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1204 x 768, 640 x 480

I think there is a typo and it should be 1024x768 (not 1204x768). A85 and A75 support 1024x768, and besides, 1204x768 is a nonstandard ratio, so I think it is indeed 1024.

In any case, it is best to take the pics at maximum resolution (assuming you have enough memory card space) and then resize using some image editing program on the computer. This way you will have more control (computer software is far more powerful and more flexible than in-camera controls), and you can print large pics in case the picture is a very good one (imagine taking a low resolution once-in-a-lifetime pic and then being unable to make large prints because the resolution is too low).

(Of course, if you don't have a computer then it is easier to take lower resolution pics with the camera).
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Old Jan 21, 2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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I bought an a95 in Novemeber last year and I love it. It can take the resolution you are looking for. The default is 2592 x 1944 but you can take lower res if you like.

Excellent camera - flexible when you want to experiment with images and does well as a point and shooter too

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Old Jan 21, 2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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I'm thinking about getting this camera. It will be my first one ever. My question is can this camera take pictures in 1024x768? I'm asking because nowhere in the specs does it say it can. So does it really not support that mode, or is Canon just in denial?

No it does not. You can see the resolutions it does support here in our review:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...a95.html#specs


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Old Jan 21, 2005, 11:57 AM   #5
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apologies - I didn't mean that you could take 1024x768 directly - but you can adjust it downwards using photoshop. Should have said that before sorry
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Old Jan 21, 2005, 2:07 PM   #6
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I just opened my camera to check and no it does not... Actually it doesn't even take pictures at "1204 x 768", but as someone suggested you are always better off taking a picture at max resolution and then to resize itdepending on what you want to do with it.

Btw what do u wanna do with pictures 1024x768 ?
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Old Jan 21, 2005, 2:18 PM   #7
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Sorry about giving misinformation. I guess the A95 can't. I guess the dpreview.com specs are wrong then.
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Its okay you just gave some information which you thought was correct... and having not owned the A95, I would have done the same as you.
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