12- vs 14-bit RAW - worth it?

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Re: 12- vs 14-bit RAW - little value
In reply to eaa, Jan 6, 2014

If I'm right there is no direct correlation between DR and bit Depth. The bit depth relates to each pixel and gives you the following values:

2 ^ 12 = 4096 values for each pixel

2 ^ 14 = 16384 values for each pixel

With a larger bit depth you can theoretically have more different values for each pixel. But according to what I have read,  most sensors do not have that many different values and most, if not all the theoretical value are lost.

eaa wrote:

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?


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