RX100 10MP mode = reducing 20MP in PP?

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DanK♂ FP6900
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RX100 10MP mode = reducing 20MP in PP?
Jul 4, 2012

So I noticed in the manual RX100 has 10MP mode which might be better for me as I don't intend to print huge prints. So, my question is whether 10MP mode would preserve the detail/quality the same way as reducing the image size in Photoshop from 20MP?

http://www.sony.com.hk/svcfiles/faq/DI/User_Guide_Eng/DSC-RX100/contents/04/02/01/01.html

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DanK♂ FP6900 wrote:

So I noticed in the manual RX100 has 10MP mode which might be better for me as I don't intend to print huge prints. So, my question is whether 10MP mode would preserve the detail/quality the same way as reducing the image size in Photoshop from 20MP?

You should wait then and get the new 12mp Samsung that was just announce.

http://www.sony.com.hk/svcfiles/faq/DI/User_Guide_Eng/DSC-RX100/contents/04/02/01/01.html

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This is a great question. I too have the same query and would love an informed answer.

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Why ?

NeilJones wrote:

DanK♂ FP6900 wrote:

So I noticed in the manual RX100 has 10MP mode which might be better for me as I don't intend to print huge prints. So, my question is whether 10MP mode would preserve the detail/quality the same way as reducing the image size in Photoshop from 20MP?

You should wait then and get the new 12mp Samsung that was just announce.

http://www.sony.com.hk/svcfiles/faq/DI/User_Guide_Eng/DSC-RX100/contents/04/02/01/01.html

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DanK♂ FP6900 wrote:

... So, my question is whether 10MP mode would preserve the detail/quality the same way as reducing the image size in Photoshop from 20MP?

Who could know this answer at this stage and without serious analysis? Why not shoot 20MP and reduce in PS. In the future, you may want the full 20MP.
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DanK♂ FP6900 wrote:

So I noticed in the manual RX100 has 10MP mode which might be better for me as I don't intend to print huge prints. So, my question is whether 10MP mode would preserve the detail/quality the same way as reducing the image size in Photoshop from 20MP?

http://www.sony.com.hk/svcfiles/faq/DI/User_Guide_Eng/DSC-RX100/contents/04/02/01/01.html

I have a Sony HX20V and did some test about this.

Result: It doesn't matter if i resize the pcitures in Photoshop or directly in camera. They look almost the same.

i also tried some special picture-resize software. they are a little bit better than the in camera resize and photoshop but just a very little bit.

so if u only need 10MP you can set the resolutions to 10MP and you are fine.

(i do the same with my HX20V).

on the other side: the pcitures from the RX100 lock very good even at 100% with 20MP. So if you use the full 20MP you can crop the image later and still have a high resolution.

Long story short:
With the RX100 i would use the full 20MP

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In reply to BertIverson, Jul 5, 2012

Starting on Bert comment

Who could know this answer at this stage and without serious analysis? Why not shoot 20MP and reduce in PS. In the future, you may want the full 20MP.

• Other aspect is the file size

You surely don't need you need RAW so use smaller sized JPG, they can compress file size to incredible smaller files, try compressing them by 70-80 factor, you'd get some artifacts but won't loose image size

(In the future, you may want the full 20MP).

• The viewing size

If you plan to watch them on a TV set or a computer screen and supposing they will enhance by doubling their dpi at anytime, then you wouldn't need more that 4000px x 3000px, 12Mp image.

(but in the future, you may want the full 20MP).

• Camera shot size

Downsizing camera image size just crops from the whole sensor image size, it's better to resize a bigger image than just cropping it.

(but in the future, you may want the full 20MP anyway).

•• So, what would I do if wanting smaller files without loosing much resolution and without realizing that I paid for camera capabilities I won't need ever or simply replacing it by a, more than enough, 12Mp Cybershot?

Just compressing the 20Mp image files by using JPG compression without cropping.

That's what I'd do.

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In reply to DanK♂ FP6900, Jul 5, 2012

My conclusion is that

You shouldn't have purchased RX100V but a much more flexible DSC-HX9V with 16x Optical Zoom or DSC-HX7V.

Any of them would have been a much better camera for your needs (my thought).
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