Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
T T IMAGE QUALITY [FINE] IMAGE QUALITY [FINE]
Choose a file format and compression ratio. Se-
lect FINE or NORMAL to record JPEG images,
RAW to record RAW images, or FINE+RAW or
NORMAL+RAW to record both JPEG and RAW
images. FINE and FINE+RAW use lower JPEG
compression ratios for higher-quality JPEG im-
ages, while NORMAL and NORMAL+RAW use
higher JPEG compression ratios to increase the
number of images that can be stored.
RAW pictures are unprocessed data read from the im-
age sensor. To convert RAW files for display on a com-
puter, use the supplied RAW File Converter software.
Crop, resize, and red-eye removal options are not avail-
able with RAW images during playback. The maximum
available playback zoom ratio is restricted.
U U DYNAMIC RANGE [AUTO] DYNAMIC RANGE [AUTO]
Control contrast. Higher values are recommend-
ed for scenes that include both sunlight and deep
shade or for increased contrast with such subjects
as sunlight on water, brightly-lit autumn leaves,
portraits taken against a blue sky, and white ob-
jects or people wearing white; note, however, that
mottling may appear in pictures taken at higher
values. If AUTO is selected, the camera will auto-
matically select values between 100% and 400%
in response to shooting conditions.
AA 100% 100% Increase contrast when shooting
indoors or under overcast skies.
Reduce loss of detail in highlights
and shadows when photograph-
ing high-contrast scenes.
BB 200% 200%
CC 400% 400%
DD 800% 800%
MM 1600% 1600%
M 1600% and D 800% are available only when
D-RANGE PRIORITY is selected in E mode.