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Taking low resolution images with D800

ZeeKay

New York City Area, US
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ZeeKay Registered since 20th Mar 2010
Thu 12-Jul-12 05:16 PM

Hello Nikonians,

This may sound like a newbie question but I couldn't figure out an answer so I decided to post here.

Say I take my pictures in RAW. If I use full resolution then the images will be 36MP. But I can also dial down the image sizes (like L, M and S image sizes in my D7000). So if I dial down the image sizes then obviously the resulting RAW files wont be of 36MP, but rather of lower resolution.

I don't understand the relationship of reducing the image size with the sensor coverage. If I reduce the image size, does the camera crop the image by using partial sensor (like in DX mode on an FX camera) or still use the full sensor size but not use its full pixel density?

How does it actually work?

Thanks

ZeeKay
Nikonian in New Jersey

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