1. pakmul's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 1520 has a camera with 20 MP. When setting the Nokia camera, the selections for the Capture modes are:

    JPEG (5 MP)
    JPEG (5 MP + 16 MP)
    JPEG (5 MP + DNG (16 MP)

    Can anyone explain what each one means and purpose ? and which one is best to use ?

    04-16-2014 01:35 PM
  2. mondokjm's Avatar
    04-16-2014 01:48 PM
  3. Chip O's Avatar
    If you only take photos for email, mms or social networks, the first option is just fine.

    If you intent to re-frame your image to achieve the same effect as zooming OR if you might consider printing some images one day, go with option 2.

    If you are a serious photographer that uses Lightroom or Aperture as a digital dark room for post processing images, use option 3.
    04-16-2014 01:50 PM
  4. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    In short, JPEG shots are already processed inside the camera. But RAW (DNG) files are saved completely untouched, where you can process them yourself, with a software like Adobe Lightroom and such.

    You can easily change Exposure, White Balance, Colors, etc, of a RAW file, and can even get very "creative" and change the shot dramatically.

    JPEG is a good/fast option, if you want a fast snap to share without further processing/editing.
    Last edited by Sam_oslo; 04-16-2014 at 03:15 PM.
    philharmonik likes this.
    04-16-2014 03:04 PM

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