Changing the resolution and compression on the PowerShot SX100 IS.

Article ID: ART123663 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Changing the resolution and compression on PowerShot SX100 IS.


Changing Resolution / Compression Settings

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) 3264 x 2248 pixels

Printing to about A3 size (Approx. 297 x 420 mm (11.7 in. x 16.5))

M3 (Medium 1) 2592 x 1944 Printing to about A4 size (Approx. 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.))

Printing to about Letter size prints 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)

M2 (Medium 2) 2048 x 1536 pixels

Printing to about A5 size (Approx. 149 x 210 mm (5.9 x 8.3 in.))

M3 (Medium 3) 1600 x 1200 pixels

Printing postcard-size prints 148 x 100 mm (6 x 4 in.)

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

S (Small) 640 X 480 pixels

Send images as e-mail attachments

Shoot more images

Postcard 1600 x 1200 When printing to postcards and allows you to use the [Date Stamp] feature.

(Wide) 3264 x 1832 pixels

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



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

Changing the Resolution and Compression

1. With the camera power on, press the <FUNC./SET> button.

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

* The current setting is displayed.

3. Select the resolution or 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.

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

7. 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.



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