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Old Jan 17, 2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default difference between shq and 3:2 shq......

hi, just wondering what the difference between the two modes are....is one better than the other? does anyone shoot at 3:2?
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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They are both exactly the same as far as image quality is concerned. The only difference is that SHQ stores images in 4:3 ratio (the same as PC monitors) and 3:2 SHQ stores them in the same ratio that is used by 'traditional' photographers for 64 prints etc.
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They are both exactly the same as far as image quality is concerned. The only difference is that SHQ stores images in 4:3 ratio (the same as PC monitors) and 3:2 SHQ stores them in the same ratio that is used by 'traditional' photographers for 64 prints etc.
Which also means the storage of 3:2 SHQ takes more space on your media.
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 2:17 PM   #4
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Which also means the storage of 3:2 SHQ takes more space on your media.
No, 3:2 takes up less space. The photo is taken at the same horizontal resolution, but the vertical resolution is reduced.

I just did a quick test on my C-730, in normal 4:3 mode a picture was 1.07MB, and the same pic but taken in 3:2 mode was 966KB.
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You will not see any difference from the two settings.
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 4:27 PM   #6
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thanks for your responses!! appreciate it!!

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What if I wanted 64 prints, what would be the best setting?

Forgive me, I'm a newbie!!!!
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 4:27 PM   #8
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If you want 4x6 prints, then you want 3:2. As said earlier, 3:2 has absolutlely NO quality difference. It simply mean that the aspect ratio will be the same as a 35mm film frame. It is a proportion setting, NOT a quality setting. 4x6 is a 3:2 ratio size for a print, since 4 is 2/3 of 6. Likewise, if you want to print an 8x10 from a 3:2 image, you will lose two inches off the width of your image, since the proportional size would be 8x12.
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Likewise, if you want to print an 8x10 from a 3:2 image, you will lose two inches off the width of your image, since the proportional size would be 8x12.[/quote]


How much would you lose by printing a 5x7 with the 3:2 setting?
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What settings are best for larger prints, eg, 8x10??
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