Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"

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Re: Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"
In reply to completelyrandomstuff, 8 months ago

And dynamic range is a little bit more finnicky definition than just the span between the top and the floor. Mostly, because the floor depends on your definition of whether information is present or not. DXOMark uses a signal to noise ratio of 1:1, other places use 1:2, yet others even higher values for delineating a high quality dynamic range.

Here's lots of good technical info on all these terms:
http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/digital.sensor.performance.summary/#full_well

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