Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

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Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph 
occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality images can be printed at larger 
sizes but also require more memory, meaning that fewer such images can be stored 
on the memory card (
Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio (image quality).
Image quality can be set by pressing the 
X (T) button and rotating the main 
command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel.
Option
File type
Description
NEF (RAW)
NEF
Raw data from the image sensor are saved directly to the memory card. 
Settings such as white balance and contrast can be adjusted after 
shooting.
JPEG fine
JPEG
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of roughly 1:4 (fine 
quality).
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JPEG normal
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of roughly 1:8 (normal 
quality).
*
JPEG basic
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of roughly 1:16 (basic 
quality).
*
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG fine
NEF/
JPEG
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW) image and one fine-quality 
JPEG image.
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG normal
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW) image and one normal-
quality JPEG image.
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG basic
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW) image and one basic-quality 
JPEG image.
Size priority selected for JPEG compression.
X (T) button
Main command dial
Control panel
A
The Shooting Menu
Image quality can also be adjusted using the Image quality option 
in the shooting menu (