1. Mattman86's Avatar
    So, I noticed that when I take a picture, the phone saves 2 copies of the picture. One copy is relatively normal in size (around 1.5mb) and the other is relatively huge (sometimes, 7mb). I understand that the big one is taken at the full resolution of the camera and the other is scaled down to 5mp.

    My question is: Do you have your camera set to do both or just the low resolution for everyday shooting? Do you change that preference in different situations like vacations or concerts?
    10-07-2014 10:34 AM
  2. Dratwister's Avatar
    Mainly set it as 5mp only as casual shooting
    Set it to 5mp+16mp in case I want to have some macro or ability to zoom in
    Set it to 5mp+16mp (DNG) in case I think that the shooting opportunity is high and that'd become a great shoot so I want to store it as much details and as many PP chance as possible.

    I'd choose 5mp for vacation and 5mp+16mp for concert (so I can zoom in later if I sat so further away from the stage)
    10-07-2014 12:12 PM
  3. kais_4's Avatar
    I kind of wish there was a 16mp jpeg only option.. I love having a higher res image but it's kind of annoying having the straggler 5mp around haha!
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    10-08-2014 04:50 AM
  4. Mattman86's Avatar
    I kind of wish there was a 16mp jpeg only option.. I love having a higher res image but it's kind of annoying having the straggler 5mp around haha!
    I agree
    10-08-2014 10:15 PM
  5. allysisa's Avatar
    Just got mine recently 2nd and wondered where the two pictures go then as I've it on the 2nd option 5mp +16mp and I can only see one picture. ???? And if its meant to be a 20mp pure view why is it 16mp sorry I'm a bit dumb when I ask this x
    12-19-2015 02:58 AM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    I kind of wish there was a 16mp jpeg only option.. I love having a higher res image but it's kind of annoying having the straggler 5mp around haha!
    In Wp10 this option (16mp jpeg only) is avalible.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-19-2015 03:11 AM
  7. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Just got mine recently 2nd and wondered where the two pictures go then as I've it on the 2nd option 5mp +16mp and I can only see one picture. ???? And if its meant to be a 20mp pure view why is it 16mp sorry I'm a bit dumb when I ask this x

    Use the app Files to see them both or connect it to a PC and use internet explorer.

    And for 20mp sensor and "only" a 16 mp picture check this http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...han-16-mb.html
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-19-2015 03:19 AM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    In Lumia Camera 5, I shoot 16:9 and choose the 5MP jpg + 16MP dng. I'm almost always using Rich Capture or Dynamic Flash (RC on + Flash on).

    You can still open the dng files in Rawer and manipulate any one of the bracketed shots (usually the +/- 0ev) after the post shot finalized 5MP jpg. They are the full 16MP dng files.

    If I want a full High_Res jpg I shoot those in an alternate App like ProShot or Camer360 Sight. You can have your cake and eat it too.

    IMHO, the 5MP deal is pretty smart in that most of the ways you are going to share off the phone will reduce the size anyway and you have an idealized 5MP with the oversampling. Most use cases for a High_Res jpg are going to require export to PC...
    12-19-2015 11:34 AM
  9. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    Just got mine recently 2nd and wondered where the two pictures go then as I've it on the 2nd option 5mp +16mp and I can only see one picture. ???? And if its meant to be a 20mp pure view why is it 16mp sorry I'm a bit dumb when I ask this x
    The camera sensor is a true 20mp sensor.
    Because the light hits the sensor as a circle, the corners of the sensor are not used.

    Check out this http://cdn.pocketnow.com/wp-content/...-explained.jpg as an example.

    Basically you get 16mp in 16:9 and 19mp in 4:3 because a portion of the sensor is cropped in each.
    16:9 is the full width of the sensor, and 4:3 is the full height of the sensor.
    allysisa and RumoredNow like this.
    12-19-2015 04:35 PM
  10. allysisa's Avatar
    Thanks everyone x merry Christmas x
    Sentient Golf Ball likes this.
    12-20-2015 12:11 PM

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