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Old Jan 30, 2008, 2:43 PM   #1
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I just bought a pentax optio m20 for my wife. I setup the resolution and size to the highest possible (3 stars). I now notice that the pictures are not as sharp as I have been getting with my other cameras. I then took the pictures and examined the files in corel and find that the dpi seems to be 72dpi whilst my other cameras will give me 300dpi. I can find no other options to set on this camera.

Does anybody have any thoughts on this one?
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 6:41 AM   #2
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The dpi has nothing to do with screen resolution. DPI stands for dots per inch and is only applicable when printing.

In order to help us to help you to troubleshoot, you will need to give us more info and possibly upload a photo to show the problem. Info that will help includes shutter speed used, focal length, ISO etc.

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I just bought a pentax optio m20 for my wife. I setup the resolution and size to the highest possible (3 stars). I now notice that the pictures are not as sharp as I have been getting with my other cameras. I then took the pictures and examined the files in corel and find that the dpi seems to be 72dpi whilst my other cameras will give me 300dpi. I can find no other options to set on this camera.

Does anybody have any thoughts on this one?
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 5:43 PM   #3
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I have been out of the country for a few weeks and was unable to reply to the reply. I understand about dpi and picture size. I am referring to dpi as a resolution. For instance, to print something one needs a minimum of 300dpi before a printer/newspaper will deal with it. My nikon gives me 300dpi and the Pentax gives me 70dpi. I just thought that 70dpi was a little strange.

My wife simply re-samples pictures that need to be 300dpi. I have also noticed that 70dpi does not work as well when adjusting a photo. My last trip resulted in over 3000 photos so this becomes a pain.
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