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P4 camera pics, all pics are about 3.5 mb, want bigger...

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Help' started by David Cook, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. David Cook

    Apr 5, 2016
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    I have tried shooting in 4:3 and 16:9. In regular single shot mode and HDR and all pics are about 3.5mb. Is there a way to get larger pics. 12mb camera, right?
  2. flyboy73

    Jan 16, 2016
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    Pine Island, SW Florida
    I suggest you shoot in RAW. My RAW photos average around 24 MB in size. RAW also gives you much more latitude in adjusting color, exposure, etc.
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  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
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    Jan 8, 2014
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    You want larger pics ... or larger file sizes?
    Look at your 4:3 pics. They measure 4000 x 3000 pixels ... that's 12 million pixels or 12 MB which is as big as the Phantom camera can record.
    Even in Raw, it will be no bigger.
    Jpg is a compressed format so the file size is less than 12MB even though the photo is 12MB.
    Take a photo that all very similar ... like all sea and it will be a smaller file size than a complicated picture with lots of colours and shapes because the jpg compression works best on simple images where much is the same.
    David Cook likes this.
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