Nikon D330018-55VR User Manual (en)

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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 and Size
Option
File type
Description
NEF (RAW) + 
JPEG fine
NEF/JPEG
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image 
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
NEF (RAW)
NEF
Raw 12-bit 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).
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).