Fuji Finepix 2600 Review

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DG.'s review of Fuji Finepix 2600

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“Any one know how to rectify this? I"ve read the...”

Written on: 27/05/2003 by DG. (1 review written)

Good Points
small, crisp display

Bad Points
the pics are grainy when I view them on my pc and print them out. sometimes I luck out and get crisp pics.

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Any one know how to rectify this? I"ve read the manual but don't know what the problem is. They look nice and crisp on the viewer. I'm using photo suite to look at them on the pc...should I get different pic editing software?

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107840_Callan Cool.'s Response to 101645_DG.'s Review

Written on: 16/06/2003

definately not. Although I don't own one of these,though I can understand your problem. I'll explain it as simply as possible, and add that it applies to all owners of digital cameras with preview screens.
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<br>When you take a picture, it gets reduced to fit on a preview screen. If you imagine an image say taken at 1'000 pixels then on the screen you will have 1000 on a screen about 1 1/2 inches. If you were to take it at 2'000 pixels then youd get 2'000 pixels squeezed into the same area. In order to fit onto the screen, each pixel will be smaller, thus making the on screen image clearer. However on a photo editing screen, this is not the case. The software will usually view the image at either 1x its actual pixel size, ot half of it, instead of say a tenth of the size which a preview screen displays. As a result, on many preview screens, a blurred or soft edged photo will appear as a rock steady image, but appear as it really is on your computer monitor. This therefore may simply be because you are either not holding the camera steady when taking a photograph, or not focusing by using the optical zoom. If you can, set the camera to fixed focus, to see if that improves things. Otherwise, when taking a photo, use the preview screen to focus it before taking your shot. To do this, all you do is look at the preview screen before taking a shot. To focus it, use the zoom in out controll for the optical zoom until the preview screen becomes clear not slightly blurred, and then half press and hold the shutter to lock the settings in the cameras memory, and then fully press the shutter to take the shot. Hold the camera as steady as possible. If this corrects the problem, great. If not, then a 1600 x 1200 pixel image into editing software, and set the view to 1x for image size. then go to print preview and check to ensure fit to page is selected. If the picture prints out clear, then good, its your monitor or windows settings at fault. If its blurred its either your photo technique or a faulty camera. Yes it's a Fuji, but it still may be faulty.
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<br>To check your monitor settings, right click on the desktop and select properties. Then click the settings tab. You should be set to 1024 x 768 for a 17 inch monitor, and 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 on a 15 inch, and 640 x 480 or 800x 600 on a 14 inch.
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<br>Having said that I just resized my monitor to 640 x 480 to virw a photo at 1600 x 1200 pixels,. and it wasn't blurred at that resolution , though I thought it might be. Another thing to remember is that a any image will look sharper on the preview screen than on a monitor. It could be that your monitor is very old and badly producing images.
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<br>If you e-mail me a copy of one photo to callan_stevens@hotmail.com but remembering that it must be l;ess than 1'000 kb in size for hotmail to accept it, then I'll look at it and get back to you. If you want to send more please do, but none of people please, just places or objects. For eah photo sens a seperate mail.
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<br>GBU
<br>Callan cool

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