Post Processing ,,,,,,SX50 etal
I'm not a photographer, let alone a PP specialist. Until recently I only shot JPEG and the first time I tried JPEG+RAW I was disappointed to lose the i-Contrast and Custom Colors and reverted to JPEG.
Then I decided to take the jump and tried some RAW shooting, working with DPP. I was surprised how easy I could control the noise, sharpness, color, brightness, etc. I was able to get usable images from hopeless originals, like here:
Anyway I'll only buy cameras that can shoot RAW from now on.
I don't know if that could help you, but it's ALL my PP experience.