re: 14 Bit Raw vs. 12 Bit Raw

Started Sep 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
perhort
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re: 14 Bit Raw vs. 12 Bit Raw
In reply to TOF guy, Sep 23, 2012

TOF guy wrote:

This is a recurrent debate. Here is my take on this:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=41505247

In summary I shoot 14-bit "visually lossless" because it saves a little space and there is no actual loss of information. I switch to 12-bit if memory space is scarce: there is a little loss of information in the shadows but in practice of very little or no visual impact, and I'd rather get a few extra pictures.

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Thierry

Interesting discussion. Is it correct to say that going from 14 bits to 12 will not affect the dynamic range - however, it might affect the tonal range?

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