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Adjust image quality settings.


To display image quality settings, press MENU/OK in the shooting display and select the H (IMAGE QUALITY SETTING) tab.

The options available vary with the shooting mode selected.

IMAGE SIZE

Choose the size and aspect ratio at which still pictures are recorded.

Option Image size
O3 : 2 6240 × 4160
P3 : 2 4416 × 2944
Q3 : 2 3120 × 2080
Option Image size
O16 : 9 6240 × 3512
P16 : 9 4416 × 2488
Q16 : 9 3120 × 1760
Option Image size
O1 : 1 4160 × 4160
P1 : 1 2944 × 2944
Q1 : 1 2080 × 2080

The following options are available in SPORTS FINDER MODE and when 1.25X CROP is selected in CH HIGH SPEED BURST mode:

Option Image size
P3 : 2 4992 × 3328
P16 : 9 4992 × 2808
P1 : 1 3328 × 3328

IMAGE SIZE is not reset when the camera is turned off or another shooting mode is selected.

IMAGE QUALITY

Choose a file format and compression ratio.

Option Description
FINE Lower compression ratios are used for higher-quality images.
NORMAL Higher compression ratios are used to increase the number of images that can be stored.
FINE+RAW Record both RAW and fine-quality JPEG images.
NORMAL+RAW Record both RAW and normal-quality JPEG images.
RAW Record RAW images only.

The Function Buttons

To toggle RAW image quality on or off for a single shot, assign RAW to a function button (aAssigning Roles to the Function Buttons). Press the button once to select the option in the right column, again to return to the original setting (left column).

Option currently selected for IMAGE QUALITY Option selected by pressing function button to which RAW is assigned
FINE FINE+RAW
NORMAL NORMAL+RAW
FINE+RAW FINE
NORMAL+RAW NORMAL
RAW FINE

RAW RECORDING

Choose whether to compress RAW images.

Option Description
UNCOMPRESSED RAW images are not compressed.
LOSSLESS COMPRESSED RAW images are compressed using a reversible algorithm that reduces file size with no loss of image data. The images can be viewed in RAW FILE CONVERTER EX, FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, or other software that supports “lossless” RAW compression.

FILM SIMULATION

Simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white (with or without color filters). Choose a palette according to your subject and creative intent.

Option Description
c
PROVIA/STANDARD
Standard color reproduction. Suited to a wide range of subjects, from portraits to landscapes.
d
Velvia/VIVID
A high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited to nature photos.
e
ASTIA/SOFT
Enhances the range of hues available for skin tones in portraits while preserving the bright blues of daylight skies. Recommended for outdoor portrait photography.
i
CLASSIC CHROME
Soft color and enhanced shadow contrast for a calm look.
g
PRO Neg. Hi
Offers slightly more contrast than hPRO Neg. Std. Recommended for outdoor portrait photography.
h
PRO Neg. Std
A soft-toned palette. The range of hues available for skin tones is enhanced, making this a good choice for studio portrait photography.
X
ETERNA/CINEMA
Film movies using a palette that features subdued colors and deep shadows.
a
ACROS *
Take black-and-white photos with rich gradation and outstanding sharpness.
b
MONOCHROME *
Take pictures in standard black and white.
f
SEPIA
Take pictures in sepia.

* Available with yellow (Ye), red (R), and green (G) filters, which deepen shades of gray corresponding to hues complementary to the selected color. The yellow (Ye) filter deepens purples and blues and the red (R) filter blues and greens. The green (G) filter deepens reds and browns, including skin tones, making it a good choice for portraits.

Film simulation options can be combined with tone and sharpness settings.

Film simulation settings can also be accessed via shortcuts (aShortcut Options).

For more information, visit: “The World of Film Simulation episode 1

B & W ADJ.ab(Warm/Cool)

Add a reddish or bluish tinge (warm or cool color cast) to monochrome pictures taken with the aACROS or bMONOCHROME film simulation.

Option Description
+9 — +1 Higher positive values equate to a redder color cast.
0 Normal monochrome (grayscale).
-1 — -9 Lower negative values equate to a bluer color cast.

GRAIN EFFECT

Add a film grain effect. Select an amount (STRONG or WEAK) or choose OFF to turn film grain off.

Options
STRONG WEAK OFF

COLOR CHROME EFFECT

Deepen colors in shadows. Select an amount (STRONG or WEAK) or choose OFF to turn the effect off.

Options
STRONG WEAK OFF

WHITE BALANCE

For natural colors, choose a white balance option that matches the light source.

Option Description
AUTO White balance is adjusted automatically.
k/l/m Measure a value for white balance.
k Choose a color temperature.
i For subjects in direct sunlight.
j For subjects in the shade.
k Use under “daylight” fluorescent lights.
l Use under “warm white” fluorescent lights.
m Use under “cool white” fluorescent lights.
n Use under incandescent lighting.
g Reduces the blue cast typically associated with underwater lighting.

In conditions in which AUTO fails to produce the desired results—for example, under certain types of lighting or in close-ups of portrait subjects—use custom white balance or choose a white balance option suited to the light source.

White balance is adjusted for flash lighting only in AUTO and g modes. Turn the flash off using other white balance options.

White balance options can also be accessed via shortcuts (aShortcut Options).

Fine-Tuning White Balance

Pressing MENU/OK after selecting a white balance option displays the dialog shown at right; use the selector to fine-tune white balance or press DISP/BACK to exit without fine-tuning.

Custom White Balance

Choose k, l, or m to adjust white balance for unusual lighting conditions. White balance measurement options will be displayed; frame a white object so that it fills the display and press the shutter button all the way down to measure white balance (to select the most recent custom value and exit without measuring white balance, press DISP/BACK, or press MENU/OK to select the most recent value and display the fine-tuning dialog).

If “COMPLETED!” is displayed, press MENU/OK to set white balance to the measured value.

If “UNDER” is displayed, raise exposure compensation and try again.

If “OVER” is displayed, lower exposure compensation and try again.

k: Color Temperature

Selecting k in the white balance menu displays a list of color temperatures; highlight a color temperature and press MENU/OK to select the highlighted option and display the fine-tuning dialog.

Color Temperature

Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a light source, expressed in Kelvin (K). Light sources with a color temperature close to that of direct sunlight appear white; light sources with a lower color temperature have a yellow or red cast, while those with a higher color temperature are tinged with blue. You can match color temperature to the light source, or choose options that differ sharply from the color of the light source to make pictures “warmer” or “colder.”

DYNAMIC RANGE

Control contrast. Choose lower values to increase contrast when shooting indoors or under overcast skies, higher values to reduce loss of detail in highlights when photographing high-contrast scenes. Higher values are recommended for scenes that include both sunlight and deep shade, for such high-contrast subjects as sunlight on water, brightly-lit autumn leaves, and portraits taken against a blue sky, and for white objects or people wearing white.

Options
AUTO V100% W200% X400%

Mottling may appear in pictures taken at higher values. Choose a value according to the scene.

If AUTO is selected, the camera will automatically choose either V100% or W200% according to the subject and shooting conditions. Shutter speed and aperture will be displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

W200% is available at sensitivities of from ISO 320 to ISO 12800, X400% at sensitivities of from ISO 640 to 12800.

D RANGE PRIORITY

Reduce loss of detail in highlights and shadows for natural-looking results when photographing high-contrast scenes.

Option Description
AUTO Contrast is adjusted automatically in response to lighting conditions.
STRONG Adjust dynamic range by a large amount for very high-contrast scenes.
WEAK Adjust dynamic range by a smaller amount for moderately high-contrast scenes.
OFF Contrast reduction off.

WEAK is available at sensitivities of from ISO 320 to ISO 12800, STRONG at sensitivities of from ISO 640 to 12800.

When an option other than OFF is selected, HIGHLIGHT TONE, SHADOW TONE, and DYNAMIC RANGE will be adjusted automatically; if you wish to adjust these settings manually, choose OFF.

HIGHLIGHT TONE

Adjust the appearance of highlights.

Options
+4 +3 +2 +1 0 −1 −2

SHADOW TONE

Adjust the appearance of shadows.

Options
+4 +3 +2 +1 0 −1 −2

COLOR

Adjust color density.

Options
+4 +3 +2 +1 0 −1 −2 −3 −4

SHARPNESS

Sharpen or soften outlines.

Options
+4 +3 +2 +1 0 −1 −2 −3 −4

NOISE REDUCTION

Reduce noise in pictures taken at high sensitivities.

Options
+4 +3 +2 +1 0 −1 −2 −3 −4

LONG EXPOSURE NR

Select ON to reduce mottling in long time-exposures.

Options
ON OFF

LENS MODULATION OPTIMIZER

Select ON to improve definition by adjusting for diffraction and the slight loss of focus at the periphery of the lens.

Options
ON OFF

COLOR SPACE

Choose the gamut of colors available for color reproduction.

Option Description
sRGB Recommended in most situations.
Adobe RGB For commercial printing.

PIXEL MAPPING

Use this option if you notice bright spots in your pictures.

  1. Press MENU/OK in the shooting display and select the HIMAGE QUALITY SETTING tab.

  2. Highlight PIXEL MAPPING and press MENU/OK to perform pixel mapping. Processing may take a few seconds.

Results are not guaranteed.

Be sure the battery is fully charged before beginning pixel mapping.

Pixel mapping is not available when the camera temperature is elevated.

Processing may take a few seconds.

SELECT CUSTOM SETTING

Recall settings saved with EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING. Settings can be recalled from any of the seven custom settings banks.

Banks
CUSTOM 1 CUSTOM 2 CUSTOM 3 CUSTOM 4
CUSTOM 5 CUSTOM 6 CUSTOM 7

EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING

Save up to 7 sets of custom camera settings for commonly-encountered situations. Saved settings can be recalled using HIMAGE QUALITY SETTING > SELECT CUSTOM SETTING.

  1. Press MENU/OK in shooting mode to display the shooting menu. Select the HIMAGE QUALITY SETTING tab, then highlight EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING and press MENU/OK.

  2. Highlight a custom settings bank and press MENU/OK to select.

  3. Adjust the following as desired:

    • DYNAMIC RANGE
    • D RANGE PRIORITY
    • FILM SIMULATION
    • B & W ADJ.ab(Warm/Cool)
    • GRAIN EFFECT
    • COLOR CHROME EFFECT
    • WHITE BALANCE
    • HIGHLIGHT TONE
    • SHADOW TONE
    • COLOR
    • SHARPNESS
    • NOISE REDUCTION

  4. Press DISP/BACK. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight OK and press MENU/OK.

To store current camera settings in the selected bank, highlight SAVE CURRENT SETTINGS in Step 3 and press MENU/OK.

To restore default settings for the current bank, select RESET.

Banks can be renamed using EDIT CUSTOM NAME.