Kodak Z Series JPEG

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Chris Flynn, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Chris Flynn

    Chris Flynn Guest

    Some of Kodak's new Z series cameras list compression as "standard" and
    "fine". Does anyone have any further details? Does "fine" mean fine
    detail and hence less compression?
    Chris Flynn, Feb 23, 2005
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  2. Chris Flynn

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, by about 2x. That is the files will be about twice the size.
    Ron Hunter, Feb 23, 2005
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  3. Chris Flynn

    Chris Flynn Guest

    Thanks, Ron. I've been using a DX6490 for over a year now with good
    results. However, when I try to crop a small portion of an image, it
    can be fuzzy at times. I guess a combination of higher resolution and
    less compression will help.
    Chris Flynn, Feb 23, 2005
  4. Chris Flynn

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, indeed, it will. I have the DX6440, which is about the same,
    resolution and compression wise as your camera. Sometimes the
    compression is a bit excessive.
    Ron Hunter, Feb 24, 2005
  5. Chris Flynn

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Chris,

    The new Z series cameras use a 'Standard' and a 'Fine' setting for
    compression. Fine doe compress the file less than the standard and
    depending on your need, find that the standard is pretty good in most all
    situations. If you need something finer the fine setting will be even
    better. It will be a bigger file and so less pictures on a card. My
    suggestion is to try it out. If you have an SD card go to the store and
    review the camera. Set it to Standard, then to Fine. You can then take the
    images home and review them directly.

    It is a great camera and I am sure you will enjoy if it your choice.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Feb 24, 2005
  6. Chris Flynn

    Chris Flynn Guest

    Thanks, Ron. Larger file sizes are OK - up to a point of course. The
    Z7590 caught my eye on Kodak's web site. It looks like it won't be
    available until April so I'll have to wait a little while to check it
    out in the store. In the meantime, my 6490 is still going strong.
    Chris Flynn, Feb 25, 2005
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