Raw Compression and bit depth on the NEX-7

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
jtyoung
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Re: Raw Compression and bit depth on the NEX-7
In reply to Ira Abramowitz, Sep 18, 2012

Ira Abramowitz wrote:

24 Mpixels*12 (bit/pixel) / 8 (bit/byte) = 36Mbytes

Do any of you actually know the answer--like work for Sony?

I don't work for Sony but based on the compression ratios, my guess is likely it's a variant on LZW compression which is lossless. A lossy algorithm should net at least a 50% reduction in size.

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