DPR hands on preview. GR

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell
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Re: The One Real Concern Mentioned....
In reply to Andrewteee, Apr 18, 2013

Andrewteee wrote:

jimr wrote:

"Our early impressions of the image quality are that the JPEG engine is not doing as well as Nikon's in terms of getting the sensor's capability into a JPEG. We'll be testing the two cameras side-by-side in the coming weeks."

from Dpreview

I never shoot JPG except with cheap P&Ss. I always need and use the latitude of RAW.

No argument Andrew,

This is a valid user's choice.  But the way the words were being thrown about I think some new and potentially new users of the GR were getting the impression that the Ricoh jpg files captured were useless.  They are not, they are as good as any other jpg files in my opinion.

Because some choose to only use RAW files because of the extra latitude allowed is no problem, but implying that all users must use RAW (or presumably risk disaster) is not necessary.

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