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DPI Question. DPI D700 vs D850

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by olshroom, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. When I shoot with my D700 in RAW format the photo's show they have 300 DPI. When shooting with the D850 in RAW will the DPI level be higher.
  2. TonyW


    Jan 15, 2010
    No, DPI is really a measure of printer resolution in how ink is laid down in relation to print quality - think in terms of Draft, Standard and High printing.

    PPI is a controller of size when data sent to a printer and is also one of quality relating to size higher PPI sent higher theoretical quality - within th pe limits of the native file size.

    Your camera has a native resolution measured in pixels but until you declare ppi it does not have a size.

    300 ppi is a printing resolution for Canon HP printers. Your D700 files native resolution is much less than your D850 therefore sending print output at 300 ppi will result in a print very much smaller than that available with the D850

    Just divide pixels for each camera by 300 to find out potential max print size
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