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12- vs 14-bit RAW - worth it?

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12- vs 14-bit RAW - worth it?
Sep 17, 2013

I know thwere are several dual-system users in here, some of which use cameras w/ both 12- and 14-bit RAW. What's your take on that? Any visible difference/advantages in the resulting images?

I suppose Adobe RGB is a must to even see it, as the sRGB gamut may be to narrow to utilize the depth of 14-bit anyway?

I see the E-M1 now has 14-bit (as the first Oly body ever), so I wonder if this is a real benefit, or if it's more a gimmick that'll just slow the processing pipeline down?

Sorry for even mentioning the E-M1 in here (wrong forum and all), but as a long term 4/3 user, 1022 is my "home" forum, and I'm a bit curious if this feature will improve anything over my E-5.

Matrix from Ming Thein's E-M1 review:

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