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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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Image Quality

(User’s Manual pages 62–63)

There are two ways to select Image quality. One is by using the Shooting Menu, and the other via the Information edit screen. We’ll examine both. First let’s see how we can set the image quality from the Shooting Menu (see Figure 6-14).

The “quality” of your image is directly related to what image format or type you use. The Nikon D5000 has two specific image types that can be used alone or together.

It supports the following image types:

  • NEF (RAW). The NEF stands for Nikon Electronic Format.

  • JPEG Fine, Normal, and Basic

  • Combination of NEF and JPEG at the same time. (Same image stored twice, one as a NEF, the other as a JPEG.)

Figure 6-14. Image Quality screens on the Shooting Menu

Also, you can select Image quality ...

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