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Q&A for SZ-30MR
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* Digital SLR Cameras
* Compact Digital Cameras
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Questions :

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


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.

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?

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).

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?

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
Internal memory 4GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
(4608 x 3456)
Fine 7 488  8.4MB
Normal 15 957  4.3MB
(3264 x 2448)
Fine 15 957  4.3MB
Normal 29 1,856  2.2MB
(2560 x 1920)
Fine 24 1,527  2.7MB
Normal 46 2,873  1.4MB
(2048 x 1536)
Fine 38 2,413  1.7MB
Normal 75 4,641  0.9MB
(1600 x 1200)
Fine 62 3,893  1.1MB
Normal 118 7,099  0.6MB
(1280 x 960)
Fine 94 5,746  0.7MB
Normal 180 10,971  0.4MB
(640 x 480)
Fine 316 17,240  0.2MB
Normal 542 30,170  0.1MB
16:9 L
(4608 x 2592)
Fine 10 645  6.4MB
Normal 20 1,270  3.2MB
16:9 S
(1920 x 1080)
Fine 57 3,549  1.2MB
Normal 111 6,704  0.6MB

Image size /
Horizontal-to-vertical ratio
Image quality Storable recording time with sound
Internal memory 4GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
1080 (1920 x 1080) / 16:9 *1 Fine 24 sec. 28 min. 14 sec.
Normal 36 sec. 42 min. 29sec.
720 (1280 x 720)/16:9 *1 Normal 55 sec. 102 min. 45sec.
360 (640 x 360) / 16:9 Normal 3 min. 25 sec. 233 min. 39 sec.
180 (320 x 180) / 16:9 Normal 6 min. 16 sec. 428 min. 22 sec.
VGA (640 x 480) / 4:3 Normal 2 min. 21 sec. 160 min. 38 sec.
QVGA (320 x 240) / 4:3 Normal 4 min. 26 sec. 303 min. 5 sec.
*1 When recording in 1080P or 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
- 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?

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

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

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

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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