Why a different NEF for each new model?

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
mpe
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Re: This should concern everyone
In reply to Dan Desjardins, Apr 1, 2013

DNG is not the solution.

NEF or any other file format is not a problem. The nature of any RAW format is that it contains RAW data captured from the sensor + some metadata with camera settings. In order to decode RAW data, you need to know additional details such as parameters of the bayer mask - "key" how to read the data. Since sensors are changing, the NEF's are changing as well.

So even if Nikon would implement DNG format in the camera it would not save us from updating RAW converter everytime a new camera with new sensor is introduced.

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