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The image size in my camera settings is always set to 16:9. Yesterday I shot a few stills of a corn field and all the images had an aspect ratio of 3:2 - I never touched the options. After looking at my past images I noticed that many of them were also 3:2. The first image is one I shot a while ago, and is the proper 16:9 ratio. The second is one I shot yesterday, and is 3:2 ratio. The camera settings were never changed. Does onyone know what I'm doing wrong?


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7-22 09:00
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Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
Shooting in 16:9
Why would you throw away a big part of your image and cropping options before you take it?
7-22 16:07
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Did you install a firmware update recently?  Things are sometimes reset when installing new firmware.
7-22 17:28
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As others said 16:9 is just a crop of the 3:2 - you're better off at 3:2 and crop later.
7-23 00:18
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Thanks for the advice guys. I believe that I already new about the 16:9 being  a crop of the 3:2 image. I also didn't upgrade any firmware or software. However, my question was; why did the aspect ratio change from one shooting session to another? I didn't change it. I must have done something in the settings though, because I don't think it's the equipment. Oh well, I'll keep poking around. Thanks again.
7-23 06:34
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waltwblady.com Posted at 7-23 06:34
Thanks for the advice guys. I believe that I already new about the 16:9 being  a crop of the 3:2 image. I also didn't upgrade any firmware or software. However, my question was; why did the aspect ratio change from one shooting session to another? I didn't change it. I must have done something in the settings though, because I don't think it's the equipment. Oh well, I'll keep poking around. Thanks again.
Normally things like camera, RTH, OA, & RC settings are stored & maintained in non-volatile memory.  Perhaps a glitch & hopefully a one-off.  
7-23 15:50
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I'm still a little confused as to where images are stored when various storage options are selected. My SC has internal storage and a Micro card. My M2P also has internal storage and a Micro card. There are also options for storing and caching images to either of these storage places (or both). Is it possible that images shot at 16:9 are also cached somewhere else in 3:2 format depending on what options I selected... and that maybe I downloaded the 3:2 images to my computer by mistake? I did play around with the various storage options. I guess I should read the user manual more carefully... with a tall JD.
7-23 16:24
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There is nothing wrong with a tall JD !  Just saying!!
7-24 19:50
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Labroides Posted at 7-22 16:07
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
Shooting in 16:9
Why would you throw away a big part of your image and cropping options before you take it?

I never thought of it like that. Please explain. I also shoot in 16:9 as it fits the TV so nicely. So you're saying the camera's actual shape is 4:3, and 16:9 just crops off the top and bottom? Or is it visa versa, 4:3 crops off the sides?
7-26 22:10
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TrevorSK Posted at 7-26 22:10
I never thought of it like that. Please explain. I also shoot in 16:9 as it fits the TV so nicely. So you're saying the camera's actual shape is 4:3, and 16:9 just crops off the top and bottom? Or is it visa versa, 4:3 crops off the sides?

Check the pixel dimensions of each and you'll see that 16:9 is just 4:3 with a bit chopped of the top and bottom.
You may as well shoot a full sized image and preserve your cropping options.
7-26 23:17
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I may be wrong but I think the actual proportion is 3:2 (or 1 to 1.5 - 35mm proportions), and not 4:3. The Mavic aspect ratio options are 16:9 or 3:2 in my Go4. The actual pixel dimensions of an un-cropped 3:2 image are 5464 by 3640 pixels (1 to 1.5 or 3:2).
7-27 06:53
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