I am downright impressed.....with the X-E1!

Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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deednets Veteran Member • Posts: 4,771
8-bit vs 14 bit/colour ...
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wayfarers wrote:

Yes, modern JPEGs and RAWs have limited dynamic range when compared to human eye. This is one area which is being improved in the sensors, generation after generation, still a long way to go. However assuming that in camera conversion does its job correctly (and Fuji currently has the best JPEG engine) full dynamic range the sensor was able to record will be present in both JPEG and RAW files. Thus no external software will be able to improve dynamic range beyond what the sensor recorded, unless it extrapolates and guesses. Obviously you are correct if in camera JPEG engine is poor - not the case with Fuji.

There is actually quite a big difference between RAW and JPG. jpg in camera are, if I understand this right, recorded in 8-bit mode per colour channel whereas Fuji RAW files are recorded in 14-bit mode. That is 6 bit/channel more - or 64 times the colour information of the jpg.

This is in your opinion the same??

It seems that there is a lot of mis-information regarding RAW files vs JPG around. Maybe I haven't understood this to the full extend eitehr but I can see on my screen that there is a dramatic difference between those file formats when converted.

JPG the future, RAW is dead, right?

Cheers

Deed

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