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1DX JPEG Quality Setting
« on: June 21, 2013, 10:36:34 AM »
I just got my 1DX yesterday and noticed the JPEG quality setting was set to 8 by default.  I have been shooting with a 5D3 for over a year now and of course that option is not on the 5D3.  I started to compare some JPEGs of the 1DX and the 5D3 and noticed that the 1DX jpegs (quality 10) have a little larger file size than the 5D3s even thought the 1DX has less MPs so I am assuming that the 5D3 compresses the jpegs more.  Am I correct?  Also anyone see any reason why I would need to adjust my JPEG quality down from 10 assuming I am not worried about the little extra file size?  Now I don't want to start a JPEG vs RAW war but I was just curious if anyone knew more about it and why that option is not on the 5D3. 


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Re: 1DX JPEG Quality Setting
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 03:17:53 PM »
Oh, I thought I'd do a "if you don't know what all that stuff means then you don't need a 1Dx".........(grins).

It's just that the 1Dx offers more options as expected, and that's just one of them.  The numbers are not the same on either camera, i.e. level 10 on 1Dx does not equate to level 10 on the 5D3.  The # levels are simply "quality" levels, and are not necessarily standardized to anything.
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