1. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that when you take a picture, the file size is around 1 MB? On iPhone and older BlackBerry devices, the file size is 2 to 3 MB. Now I understand that file size does not mean superior quality but I can't help but wonder if we're losing quality with the smaller file size. Can anyone elaborate?
    09-29-13 03:24 PM
  2. Branta's Avatar
    There is always a compromise between compression and image quality. Whether the difference is significant is for the individual user to judge in the context of the desired usage.
    09-29-13 06:49 PM
  3. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    So BlackBerry images are of lower quality that iOS photos, and it's up to the user to judge if that is meaningful to them?

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    09-29-13 11:15 PM
  4. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    I'm not saying the pictures on my BB10 are lower quality. I am just wondering why they're much smaller files. The exact same scene:

    Z10: 964 KB
    iPhone 5: 2.03 MB
    09-30-13 09:32 AM
  5. wayne504's Avatar
    I'm not saying the pictures on my BB10 are lower quality. I am just wondering why they're much smaller files. The exact same scene:

    Z10: 964 KB
    iPhone 5: 2.03 MB
    What settings do you have for photos? Almost all of my photos are 2mb+

    Posted via CB10 on Z10STL100-4/10.2.0.1761
    09-30-13 09:34 AM
  6. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    What settings do you have for photos? Almost all of my photos are 2mb+
    Ratio is 16:9
    Normal shooting mode (changing to HDR does not increase size)
    Auto scene
    Geotag is ON
    09-30-13 11:46 AM
  7. frfghtr's Avatar
    Ratio is 16:9
    Normal shooting mode (changing to HDR does not increase size)
    Auto scene
    Geotag is ON
    File size is dictated by the amount of information your camera sensor sees. Colours, contrasts, darks and whites all effect final size.

    Take a picture indoors and then take one outside. I guarantee you, your file size will double.

    Anyone with a DSLR will agree.
    09-30-13 12:02 PM
  8. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    File size is dictated by the amount of information your camera sensor sees. Colours, contrasts, darks and whites all effect final size.

    Take a picture indoors and then take one outside. I guarantee you, your file size will double.

    Anyone with a DSLR will agree.
    I agree but what I'm saying is for the exact same shot, with my iPhone 5 and 9800, the file size is double than the file size on my Z10.
    09-30-13 12:15 PM
  9. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Totally missing the point. The point is that the SAME photo taken by iPhone is a larger file.

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    09-30-13 12:16 PM
  10. frfghtr's Avatar
    I agree but what I'm saying is for the exact same shot, with my iPhone 5 and 9800, the file size is double than the file size on my Z10.
    Because the camera sensors may not be the same size and if they are, they probably use different rates of compression when converting a RAW file to jpeg.

    Also, if I remember correctly, on my old 9900, you could adjust picture quality, (extra fine, fine, regular or something like that) which also effects file size. The Z10 does not have this option.
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    09-30-13 12:33 PM
  11. frfghtr's Avatar
    Totally missing the point. The point is that the SAME photo taken by iPhone is a larger file.

    Posted via CB10
    And my Nikon takes pictures 7 times the file size of an iPhone

    There's reasons why files sizes are different and it has nothing to do with brand names.
    09-30-13 01:56 PM
  12. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that when you take a picture, the file size is around 1 MB? On iPhone and older BlackBerry devices, the file size is 2 to 3 MB. Now I understand that file size does not mean superior quality but I can't help but wonder if we're losing quality with the smaller file size. Can anyone elaborate?
    Puzzling huh? I was kinda wondering too. I copied a 1mb pic from my Z10 and cropped and printed. Found the pic to be very clear...nice. Just my two cents.

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    09-30-13 02:14 PM
  13. wayne504's Avatar
    Ratio is 16:9
    Normal shooting mode (changing to HDR does not increase size)
    Auto scene
    Geotag is ON
    Try 4:3 ratio. 4:3 is apparently the native sensor ratio. If you take a picture in both ratios you will notice that the 4:3 is actually larger than 16:9 which is just a crop of the 4:3.

    There is a thread dealing with this if you want more details.

    Posted via CB10 on Z10STL100-4/10.2.0.1761
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    09-30-13 02:48 PM
  14. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Try 4:3 ratio. 4:3 is apparently the native sensor ratio. If you take a picture in both ratios you will notice that the 4:3 is actually larger than 16:9 which is just a crop of the 4:3.

    There is a thread dealing with this if you want more details.

    Posted via CB10 on Z10STL100-4/10.2.0.1761
    Thanks.
    You're absolutely right. I changed it to 4:3 and now I'm getting a larger file size.
    09-30-13 03:31 PM

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