Why doesnt Nikon allow Small RAW files?

Started Feb 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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piratejabez New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Why doesnt Nikon allow Small RAW files?

Personally, I would be thrilled to have a Nikon sRAW format at my fingertips. With resolution (and therefore file size) increasing to tremendous levels, I would love the flexibility that RAW provides without the insane levels of detail for every shot. Better detail is only one reason I shoot in RAW... but I do not need 24MPs for the vast majority of shots I take, so would be happy with a 25% 6MP image for casual and set-up shooting, even non-print professional work. I would switch to "full RAW" when doing more professional or print work. Storage is not so much of an issue for me, as that is pretty cheap these days, but it would seriously speed up my workflow by cutting way down on processing time.

I suppose Adobe's new the lossy DNG conversion could help, but I would much prefer to have this set in-camera, rather than in post.

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