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* Digital SLR Cameras
* Compact Digital Cameras
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* Software
Questions :

Question :
An MPO file is recorded in addition to a JPEG file after shooting 3D pictures. Why?

Answer:

When shooting 3D pictures, a JPEG file and an MPO file are recorded in record mode 16:9 S.a JPEG file and an MPO file
The MPO format (Multi Picture Object Format, file extension: ".MPO") is a CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) file format. This file format saves multiple images as a single image file.

In 3D picture shooting, the camera creates parallax images for the right and left eye in MPO format.

Note:
If either the MPO file or JPEG file is deleted from the computer, the images cannot be displayed in 3D.



Question :
Can I play back the 3D images, taken with 3D mode, on the LCD monitor of my camera?

Answer:
No, the 3D images cannot be played back on the monitor of your camera. You can play back the images on 3D-compatible devices (e.g. TV, computer).

Note:
To play back the 3D images on a TV, connect a 3D-compatible TV to your camera using an HDMI cable (CB-HD1, 1.5 m, sold separately).

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following table shows the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.

Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
Internal memory 1GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
14M (4288 x 3216) Fine 8 141 7.3MB
Normal 17 277 3.7MB
8M (3264 x 2448) Fine 15 241 4.2MB
Normal 29 469 2.2MB
5M (2560 x 1920) Fine 24 385 2.7MB
Normal 46 738 1.4MB
3M (2048 x 1536) Fine 38 618 1.7MB
Normal 75 1,211 0.8MB
2M (1600 x 1200) Fine 62 992 1.0MB
Normal 118 1,892 0.5MB
1M (1280 x 960) Fine 94 1,514 0.7MB
Normal 180 2,884 0.4MB
VGA (640 x 480) Fine 316 5,047 0.2MB
Normal 542 8,652 0.1MB
16:9 L (4288 x 2416) Fine 11 187 5.5MB
Normal 23 367 2.8MB
16:9 S (1920 x 1080) Fine 57 917 1.1MB
Normal 111 1,781 0.6MB

[Movies]
Image size /
Horizontal-to-vertical ratio
Image quality Storable recording time with sound
Internal memory 1GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
1080P (1920 x 1080) / 16:9 *1 Fine 24 sec. 7 min. 3 sec.
Normal 37 sec. 10 min. 32 sec.
720P (1280 x 720) / 16:9 *1 Fine 37 sec. 10 min. 32 sec.
Normal 1 min. 12 sec. 20 min. 44 sec.
VGA (640 x 480) / 4:3 Fine 1 min. 12 sec. 20 min. 44 sec.
Normal 2 min. 21 sec. 40 min. 10 sec.
QVGA (320 x 240) / 4:3 Fine 2 min. 21 sec. 40 min. 10 sec.
*1 When recording in 1080P or 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The number of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( SZ-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


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