In-camera processing of long-exposure RAW data

Started Jan 21, 2010 | Discussions thread
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A couple of questions

1) Do we know specifically which cameras implement this algorithm?

2) Do we have a guess as to the motivation to apply this irreversible "fix" to the RAW data itself rather than implementing it only in JPG?

I must say this is somewhat discocerting, as I always thought NR did not affect RAW data itself, but was only applied during conversion, either in-camera or in Capture NX2. OTOH, I'm not surprised Nikon (and perhaps Canon?) are playing such tricks to improve noise performance. I just wish they gave users an option to turn off the reduction feature.

It's easy to argue about equipment and technique, but hard to argue with a good photograph -- and more difficult to capture one .

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