fuji s7000 compression settings

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by leoleo, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. leoleo

    leoleo Guest

    There is any way to select different compression settings on this
    camera?
    It appears to me that a choice betwenn "fine" and "normal" Jpeg ratios
    is given only for the 12M, uninterpolated format. The standard 6M and
    below format are'nt given any options...am i missing something?
     
    leoleo, Jun 16, 2004
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  2. leoleo

    Dr Fish Guest

    Nope - that's it.

    HTH

    AJM
     
    Dr Fish, Jun 16, 2004
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  3. leoleo

    stewy Guest

    Apparently not. page 26 of my manual says there is only fine and normal in
    12M. At 6M the compression seems to be somewhere between F and N. Perhaps
    the assuption is, if you buy a 12M camera, you're going to use it at 12M all
    the time unless you have limited capacity media. My previous camera, a Sony
    S-70 has no Normal or Fine settings at all.
     
    stewy, Jun 17, 2004
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  4. leoleo

    leoleo Guest

    Do you think the quality of 12MF mode it's worth the 3x filesize? I
    find the default 6M mode to be rather fuzzy.
    So...i'm better buyng some microdrives....

    @stewy
    It's not a real 12mp, this output resolution result by the
    interpolation of the 6mp superccd sensor data.
    So i was wondering...it is really convenient to chose the homoungous
    12mpF resolution? Fine compression yes, but on interpolated data
    so...i would have rather preferred a master compression setting,
    applicable on all resolutions.Btw at the moment, i have a puny 256mb
    CF, so, there are memory issues!
     
    leoleo, Jun 17, 2004
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  5. leoleo

    Dr Fish Guest

    I have to admit, I use 6mp best part of the time - look at my results at
    http://ajm.deviantart.com

    AJM
     
    Dr Fish, Jun 17, 2004
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  6. leoleo

    leoleo Guest

    Eheh beautiful shots...but i notice the same defects that i've noted
    in my own. That is: fuzziness, grainness [especially in the sky] and
    blooming lights and generally low luminosity dynamic range.
    Don't take offense! It's only that this fuji is my first digital and i
    was expecting a more film-like quality!
    BTW,wich sharpening setting are you using? Are they post-processed?
     
    leoleo, Jun 17, 2004
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  7. leoleo

    Dr Fish Guest

    Many thanks.
    non taken - it is my first "proper" digital, so I am still on the learning
    curve.
    I notice a difference when I print mine - they are really good, perhaps the
    problem is that we are expecting same on the monitor - dunno - just a
    thought
    Camera settings are untouched, apart from exposure and white balance-
    usually alter levels (rarely), hue/saturation in photoshop, and when I
    remember I sometimes use the unsharp mask. Mostly levels and saturation. I
    find the 7000 takes good images without much processing.

    I am using the 7000 as a learning tool, so I hope to get a lot better from
    it.

    I have some that were taken in RAW format 13Mb a piece so more cards needed
    for a serious days shoot, they are 6MP, the day I took the double rainbow
    was in RAW format, and 12Mp fine, if you like, I'll post them on my web site
    for you to look at, once you've seen them I'll remove them - only have 50Mb
    web space :eek:)

    let me know if you want - email is via a link on deviantart

    HTH

    AJM
     
    Dr Fish, Jun 17, 2004
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  8. leoleo

    leoleo Guest

    Mine too are much better when printed on standard postcard size. Apart
    for the gratest dpi resolution, it may be that dithering is at work
    here, hiding many "quantization defects".
    The fact is: i rarely print my photos anymore! I'm a no-paper
    enthusiast, my notebook replaces tons of paper, in form of books and
    photos! Not to say that printing the voids the main advantage of
    digitals, that is: no printing costs!

    On some guides has been suggested to set sharpening to "soft", and
    then eventually post-process the images after. I would have liked a
    sharpening-off setting, apart from raw mode.
    No need for that! I barely notice the difference between a 6 and a 12
    mp image, and the difference between a 12mp and a raw file is all but
    unnoticeable to me. Of course the latter offer much more for
    post-processing.
    I will borrow some resolution-testing chart from a friend of mine,
    pro-photographer and do some tests someday.
     
    leoleo, Jun 18, 2004
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