I Will Not Shot in RAW

Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: I Will Not Shot in RAW
In reply to DonA2, May 19, 2013

Hi Don,

DonA2 wrote:

Very well stated and illustrated Don.

Thanks for the compliment. i thought that some pictures would help illustrate the issue.

I only shoot JPEG because it is good enough for my use.  Also I only use Picasa which limits editing somewhat.

JPG is good enough for many uses and I shoot JPG-only in particular when I want to have bursts of images to choose among.

The main reason for not shooting RAW is that it's just more work for so little gain with a small sensor camera.

The only thing in this post that I disagree with somewhat. It is exactly some of the limitations of small sensors that can be partially reduced or overcome with raw image processing.

The two greatest limitations of P&S camers are sensor noise and lack of dynamic range. The SX50, with its 12-bit per channel signal gives raws a dynamic range not seen in most other P&S cameras. That permits one the opportunity to get shadow detail and save blown highlights that is not available in most JPGs (although the various advanced shooting modes help in this somewhat).



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Don V. Armitage

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