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Old Jun 23, 2004, 1:12 AM   #1
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I noticed that the sample photos of Canon S60 were slightly more detailed than the ones from the Coolpix 5200. But the filesize of the Canon were also 25% larger, compression set to superfine. Which setting did you use for the CP5200. I assume "Basic" because of the filesize.
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 9:41 AM   #2
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I don't mean to butt in as your message was directed to Steve.

I don't know what the filesizes are of the sample pics but on cp 5200 using 5 megapixel and fine (highest) pic setting I get on average a filesize of around 1.7mb. I haven't tried any other settings. I've tried to see if it'll go higher by taking pics of high activity and detail but the highest is still around that 1.7mb mark.Compare that size to the sample pics and you might get an idea of the settings.

With my previous camera, a canon ixus 400 (aka powershot S400 to all the american/canadian people) using the 4MP and superfine settings I'd sometimes get image sizes of upto 2.5mb..I just don't get it:?

Hope that helps a lil bit
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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Looks like they updated the sample page, They were taken using Large (2592x1944) size with the compression set at FINE. the average size is about 1.7MB
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 2:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for answering.

I think I can then conclude: The reason that the CP 5200 is reported by some users as not so razor sharp,is that the camera firmwaredo too much compressing compared with cameras like CanonS60 and Sony W1, which in general are reported by users to have better sharpness.

Maybe the compression rate of the CP 5200 is optimized to the general performance levelof the camera optics and electronics. If not, and there is more quality built in, then I hope Nikon will consider changing the firmware.
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