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Thread: 16:9 vs 4:3

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    16:9 vs 4:3

    Id like to start shooting at 16:9 but before i do i was wondering. Is there any doing photography that will be on websites and such is there any downside to using 19:6? The reason i ask is because most people dont use wide screen monitors, and the pictures can only be resized to other wide screen resolutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regP View Post
    Id like to start shooting at 16:9 but before i do i was wondering. Is there any doing photography that will be on websites and such is there any downside to using 19:6? The reason i ask is because most people dont use wide screen monitors, and the pictures can only be resized to other wide screen resolutions.
    on my FZ7 the 16:9 mode drops max resolution to 4.5MP since the top and bottom is cropped.

    if you don't mind nor having max resolution then go for it.
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    yeah they dont have to be max resolution and though im not sure what MP it will drop to they arent being taken to be printed anywho. as far as resolution goes youve got to have a big monitor or 2 to view 1920x1080 as not big enough. thx!

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    Actually Elisha
    one of the Panasonics has a native 16 x 9 format
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    Actually Elisha
    one of the Panasonics has a native 16 x 9 format


    meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regP View Post
    meaning?
    meaning its not cropped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    meaning its not cropped

    whats bad about a cropped image?
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    its wasteful of expensive sensor space
    and it lowers the resolution
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    well seeing as 16:9 isnt native for my camera (or is it?) shouldnt i stick to 4:3 so as to not kill IQ? 1920x1080 is pretty big still. o_O
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    thats the whole point
    if 16x9 is native, thats best for 16x9
    if 4x3 is native thats the best for it
    but if the sensor is large like this one
    you wont miss what you chop off the 16x9 to make it 4x3
    got it ?

    anyow1920 x 1080 is sorta tiny in my book comparatively speaking

    check these out

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...mc_lx2-review/

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/lx1.html

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/lx2.html

    cheers
    Last edited by Riley; 02-28-2007 at 10:43 AM.
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