DSLR Camera Basics

Movie Quality

Movie quality is a measure of the amount of compression used when recording movies. Nikon cameras offer a choice of “high” and “normal” quality. “High” quality movies are less compressed and higher quality and occupy correspondingly more memory, while “normal” quality movies are recorded at a bit rate that offers a balance between quality and file size. Choose “high” when quality is your first priority.

 
Quality
Compression
File size
High quality
Very high
Low
Large
Normal
High
High
Small

Note: The “bit rate” is the amount of compressed data per second.