Pixel count ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bigal1000, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. bigal1000

    bigal1000 Mu-43 Veteran

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    What is the pixal count setting on my EM5 in settings menu all about ?
     
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  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
  3. svenkarma

    svenkarma Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    mark evans
    The more pixels the better. Depending on sensor size, because an overpopulated sensor is not a good thing.
     
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Well, if you start at the top left and go all the way to the bottom right, moving left to right and top bottom, adding one each time you pass a pixel, when you get to the end the number you have is the pixel count!

    But I'm sure that's not what you meant ;)
     
  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

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  6. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    If you want jpeg's with lower resolution than the resolution of your sensor you can use a setting with a lower pixel count. When the camera processes the jpeg it will down sample the image before saving. This gives you a smaller file. You can't get those pixels back unless you're shooting raw+jpeg. The raw file will still contain all the data.

    Fred
     
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  7. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Graham
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  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

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    Fred
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  9. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    bigal1000, it doesn't matter if you're processing from raw; it's only the jpegs that are pulled off the raw files by the camera that are scaled down. You can still work from the full raw image in OV3, LR or other software on your computer and export as whatever sized jpeg you want.