Nikon COOLPIX L23 User Manual

Image Mode Image Quality Image Size

Image Mode Image Quality Image Size

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Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)

Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality 
(compression) at which images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to 
the manner in which images will be used and the capacity of the internal memory 
or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger the size at which it 
can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably grainy, but limiting the 
number of images that can be saved.

The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and 
playback modes (

A 6, 7).

A (auto) M d (shooting menu) M Image mode

Setting

Size (pixels)

Description

h

3648×2736P

3648 × 2736

Highest quality; suitable for enlargements 
or high-quality prints. The compression 
ratio is approximately 1:4.

i

3648×2736
(default setting)

3648 × 2736

Best choice in most situations. The 
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.

R

3264×2448

3264 × 2448

L

2592×1944

2592 × 1944

M

2048×1536

2048 × 1536

Smaller size allows more images to be 
saved. The compression ratio is 
approximately 1:8.

N

1024×768

1024 × 768

Suited to display on a computer monitor. 
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.

O

640×480

640 × 480

Suited to full-screen display on a television 
with an aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution 
by e-mail. The compression ratio is 
approximately 1:8.

l

3584×2016

3584 × 2016

Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 can be 
captured. The compression ratio is 
approximately 1:8.

C

Image Mode

• When using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, this setting can be changed by pressing 

the 

d button. The setting is also applied to other shooting modes (except movie mode).

• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot 

Be Set at the Same Time” (

A 55)