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Image size and Raw

AKsnowhare

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AKsnowhare Registered since 16th Mar 2012
Wed 21-Mar-12 12:21 AM

I just picked up a D7000 this week.

I would like to run both cards with the raw image going to slot 1 and the Jpeg going to slot 2. My question is if I select a lower image size will that make my raw image smaller as well?


I am thinking that I don't need the highest quality jpeg but I would like to have my Raw images as large or best as possible.

Thanks for your help.

icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#1. "RE: Image size and Raw" | In response to Reply # 0

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Wed 21-Mar-12 12:35 AM | edited Thu 22-Mar-12 03:15 AM by icslowmo

Yes that is passable, RAW file size doesn't change res... size will very a little depending on whats in the picture, I average 17-20mb per image for RAW files, I shoot 14bit lossless... And you could have small basic jpeg's go to slot 2...

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four eighty sparky

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#2. "RE: Image size and Raw" | In response to Reply # 0

four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Wed 21-Mar-12 01:18 AM

No matter which card you select, or which size/compression jpeg you choose, the raw file will >always< be 'full-size'.

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PAStime

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#3. "RE: Image size and Raw" | In response to Reply # 2

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Wed 21-Mar-12 10:21 AM | edited Wed 21-Mar-12 10:24 AM by PAStime

>No matter which card you select, or which size/compression
>jpeg you choose, the raw file will >always< be
>'full-size'.

Yep, correct.

In addition, there are two settings for raw which affect image quality: 12 bit versus 14 and compressed versus loss-less compressed NEF. I think in most situations one would be hard-pressed to see a difference among these settings. I use 14-bit, compressed. If you want the highest achievable quality use 14 bit and loss-less compressed.

Peter

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