6th November 2003, 05:43 PM
6th November 2003, 05:46 PM
4:3 is better suited for computer display.
6th November 2003, 05:48 PM
Originally Posted by mpenza
is that the only reason?
So am I right to say if I'm going for prints, snapping in 3:2 will be the choice?
Thanks for your reply...
6th November 2003, 05:50 PM
Check the CCD sensor ratio and use that.
Anything other than that is using interpolation or cropping and you are not maximising your CCD.
Generally, 3:2 is the ratio for photos (eg 4R)
and 4:3 is for computer monitors (eg 640x480)
6th November 2003, 05:54 PM
For 4R prints.. 3:2 would be correct. Ratios for other print sizes may vary..
Originally Posted by Taurus
6th November 2003, 10:54 PM
4:3 makes better use of the image circle from the lens than 3:2, about 4% more of the same image circle used.
4R is set at 6" x 4" which is 3:2. 8R is 10" x 8" which is 5:4.
On video, the preferred ratio is 16:9, which is more to our eye's width. HDTV is 16:9. Standard TV ratio is 4:3, and it is also the standard monitor ratio.
7th November 2003, 11:57 AM
Digicam was originally made for computer screen/monitor (there was not enough resolution for printing), that's why most digicams use 4:3 ratio. Coolpix 5700 is one of few that can change format ratio.
Anyway, if you are intending to print your results, without cropping (crop using your viewfinder), you'd better use 3:2 as most print sizes are 3:2. My cameras do not have the luxury to change format ratio, so I switch cameras when I want to change format ratio
Two days ago I shot at a studio, and I find much easier to use "more boxy" format, 4:3 would be much easier to use. With 3:2 it was very hard to to include several people in the picture without getting the outside of the background curtain included.