40D displayed sharpness

Started Oct 10, 2007 | Discussions thread
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A design fault, as simple as that
In reply to Pier Luigi Spezzati, Oct 11, 2007

You're actually just seeing a low-rez thumbnail of the image. This is a design fault.

Canon, as many people here are saying, should have shown the low-rez thumbs for browsing, and the high-rez photos when you're zooming.

Even my entry-level Nikon D40 does it this way. It loads a crappy thumbnail for nomral viewing. But when I press the zoom in button, an hourglass is displayed for a split second. Then I can zoom around, freely checking focus and/or sharpness from the full sized JPEG.

When viewing RAW files it's a different story. The NEFs store a full-sized Basic JPEG preview inside itself. The Nikon D40 will simply extract this basic JPEG and use that for zooming, with it's compression artifacts and all.

Hope Canon fix this. It's a no-cost upgrade!

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I hope you got my point,
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