Bring Back Uncompressed RAW

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Bring Back Uncompressed RAW
6 months ago

Do you think Sony will ever give us back uncompressed RAW?

I've never been much of a fan of Sony forcing us on cRAW (even more so that they don't even call it cRAW anymore, leading to confuse some), but I have been using it reluctantly since they give me no other option. Some may claim their is no noticeable difference, others will disagree. I am one of those that believes that information is being lost and that in certain situations it will rear it ugly head. With the cameras now going to 14-bit and Sony still using a similar compression as they did with their 12-bit captures, it seems it is going to be more evident. These articles give a fine example of the shortcomings of forcing us to use cRAW:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2014/20140214_1-SonyA7-artifacts-star-trails.html

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2014/20140212_2-SonyA7-RawDigger-posterization.html

http://blog.kasson.com/?p=4838

http://blog.kasson.com/?p=4847

Seeing that this is starting to get some visibility, do you think Sony may reconsider giving us a choice again to choose between RAW and cRAW?

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