epm1 setting

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by phatspirit, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. phatspirit

    phatspirit Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Epm1 pixel count setting, if my mind is not playing tricks on me I remember my pictures come out cleaner if I set to large fine rather than large super fine. What's everyone's take on the pixel count setup on epm1 or any of the new pen series?
    What are the advantage of large super fine from large fine? Will this affect the image sensor?
    I'm newb and just want the pros' expertise!

  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
  3. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    The difference is the amount of compression applied. With my first Oly digital, a C-700uz back in 2002 I tried Fine mode to try and get more pictures on a card (which was 128meg in those days). Unfortunately some pictures had a noticable loss of detail. Since then I've always used LSF, or RAW.
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    That's not my experience. LSF is a waste of space (there's no visible improvement over LF and the files are much larger), but it certainly don't look any worse.