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NIKON: 5400 CoolPix ... hepl!

Taking pictures to use on a Sony CD pictures taken in 640x 480 image size look good on the computer, e mail well and look 4x6in photos look good. (Low Resolution) Using my new Nikon 5400 with same low resolution the same photos have a banding effect, a jagged edge effect. Telephone wires look broken up. A Nikon photo with 76k looks worse than a Sony CD with 64K. What is happening here? What don't I know. Strictly an amateur. Bill

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Nikon 5400

In reply to: NIKON: 5400 CoolPix ... hepl!

Your camera has four picture quality settings:

High, Fine, Normal and Basic.

This reflects the amount of compression that is used on .jpg photos.

Do a test and take a 640 x 480 photo at each setting and see what kind of results you get.

Here is a link that describes the situation with sample photos:


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I don't see a 640x480 setting on this camera other than

In reply to: NIKON: 5400 CoolPix ... hepl!

video. Video images are not high quality. Your old Sony may be a better fit if you want 640x480 images. The Nikon is geared for much higher resolution.

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