A CDE Definition
digital camera record modes
Predetermined quality settings for recording JPEG images in some digital cameras. JPEG images may be compressed at various quality levels, and the record modes are preset compression ratios for one or more resolutions. From low to high, they are "standard quality" (SQ), "high quality" (HQ) and "super high quality" (SHQ).
Some cameras may use these modes for TIFF images as well, in which case the mode refers only to resolution, not compression. These modes are not standard and represent different settings from camera to camera, and they may not be used at all. Following is an example of the modes from one camera, which also uses them for setting movie resolution and frame rate. See JPEG and digital camera.
Record Modes in the
Olympus SP-560UZ Digital Camera
Still Pictures (JPEG Record Modes)
SQ2 1600x1200, 1280x960,
SQ1 2560x1920, 2304x1728,
HQ 3264x2448, 3264x2176
SHQ 3264x2448, 3264x2176
Video/Movies (MPEG Record Modes)
SQ 160x120 15 fps
HQ 320x240 15 fps
SHQ 640x480 30 fps
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