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Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies by Doug Sahlin

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Specifying Image Size and Quality

The EOS Rebel SL1/100D captures images with a resolution of 18 megapixels (MP), which is humongous, ginormous, or any other adjective you prefer to indicate something that's really, really big. The good news: You gain a tremendous amount of flexibility, and you can print images as large as 21.6 x 14.4 inches. Thinking of the possibilities of decorating your house with your photographs? The bad news: The large size takes up lots of room on your memory card and lots of room on the hard drive where you store images. Fortunately, you can specify different sizes by using the camera's menu options if you have memory cards and hard drives with small capacities. But hey, memory cards and hard drives are cheap. Consider investing in a couple of extra memory cards, and perhaps upgrading the hard drive in your computer to a larger size, or purchasing an external hard drive to store the overflow.

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In addition to setting the capture image size, you can also choose the file format. Your camera can capture images ...

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