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Old Apr 30, 2004, 6:46 PM   #1
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Default Resolution help on my C-750

I have notice when changing the resolution on my camera seetings. There was a square box with 3.2 next to 2288x1750. What does the number in the box mean. I hope this makes some kind of since. :?: :?:
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Old May 1, 2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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If you choose the 3:2 settings, the camera cuts off the pictures top and bottom to make all picture a 3 to 2 ratio of width to height.

It will show up that way in the viewfinder as well.

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Old May 2, 2004, 2:52 PM   #3
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3:2 is the Aspect Ratio (ratio of width to height) used by 35mm film. Most digital cameras use a 4:3 Aspect ratio by default.

The main reason that some people like a 3:2 Aspect Ratio, is that it allows 4"x6" prints with no cropping. A 4:3 Aspect Ratio would require that your photos be cropped (some of the top and bottom removed) for a "perfect fit" when printing 4x6" prints.

However, forlarger print sizes, a 4:3 Aspect Ratio works better. Here is a handy chart that shows frame utilization at different print sizes, for popular aspect ratios (most digicams use 4:3 by default).


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