Changing the resolution and compression on the PowerShot SD770 IS.

Article ID: ART100810 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Changing the resolution and compression on the PowerShot SD770 IS.


Changing Resolution/Compression Settings

Date Stamp Mode

You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movies) settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot. Resolution determines the amount of pixels used to compose the image and compression determines the overall quality of the image.



L (Large) 3648 x 2736 pixels

Print larger than A2 size 420 x 594 mm (16.5 x 23.4 in.) prints

M1 (Medium 1) 2816 x 2112 pixels

Print larger than A3 size 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in.) prints

M2 (Medium 2) 2272 x 1704 pixels

Print up to A4 size 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.) prints

Print up to letter size 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.) prints

M3 (Medium 3) 1600 x 1200 pixels Print postcard size 148 x 100 mm (6 x 4 in.) prints

Print L size 119 x 89 mm (4.7 x 3.5 in.) prints

S (Small) 640 X 480 pixels

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Date Stamp 1600 x 1200 pixels

The resolution is set to M1 (1600 x 1200) and the compression is set to (Fine). See below for Postcard Print information

(Wide) (3648 x 2048) pixels

Suitable for printing on wide size paper ( you can check the composition at a 16:9 aspect ratio. Areas that will not be recorded appear on the LCD monitor as a black border)

The Postcard Print mode is not available in and .



Superfine Shoot higher quality images
Fine Shoot normal quality images
Normal Shoot more images

Movies can be shot at the following resolutions.



15 frames/sec. 30 frames/sec.
Standard and My Colors 640 x 480 pixels



320 x 240 pixels



Compact 160 x 120 pixels



Time Lapse 640 x 480 pixels 1 frame/sec. (interval: 1 sec.)
0.5 frame/sec (interval: 2 sec)

Maximum movie clip length for Compact [ ] is 3 minute. These figures indicate the maximum continuous recording time for these modes. For Standard the recorded time is determined by card size and speed. For Time Lapse recording is limited to 2 hours.

Changing the Resolution and Compression

1. Turn the camera on.

2. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.

3. In the Function menu select L* or using the or button.

* The current setting is displayed.

4. Select the resolution you wish to set using the or button.

5. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.

6. Select the compression you wish to set using the or button.

You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again, once the image is shot.

7. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.

8. Shoot the image.

  • Some settings are not available with certain Shooting modes.
  • The resolution can be changed in the (movie) mode however compression cannot be changed independently.

Date Stamp Mode

When printing standard image data to postcard size, sometimes the top, bottom and sides may not get printed. By shooting images in the [Date Stamp] mode, you can check the printing area (vertical/horizontal ratio of 3:2) beforehand. In addition, the resolution locks to M1 (1600 x 1200) and the compression locks to the (Fine) setting, rendering smaller file sizes.

  1. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.
  2. Select L* using or .

    * The current setting is displayed.

  3. Select [Date Stamp] using or .

    You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button. The menu displays again after the shot, allowing you to change the settings easily.
  4. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.
  5. Shoot the image.
  • When you press the shutter button halfway, the area that will not get printed grays out.
  • Shooting procedures are the same as for the mode.



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