Some thoughts about 36 Mp D800' rumour...

Started Oct 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
ovrebekk Veteran Member • Posts: 4,405
Re: Multiple RAW file sizes ?

bobn2 wrote:

photoforfun wrote:

I expect the upcoming 36Mp Nikon D700 successor to have multiple RAW file sizes like 5DMkiii and Kodak 14N which will give you even more possibilities. Also you'll get a very attractive 16Mp DX NEF file.

Bob Newman wrote that SRAW is a bad format -qualitywise- but technology improves every day.

I think that halving resolution is a poor way of reducing file size, in terms of gain for lost information. Lossy NEF compression is much better.

You don't really lose that much information.

Keep in mind that a full size image from a bayer sensor has to interpolate two of three color channels on every pixel.

If you reduce the image from 36 MP to 9 MP you should get a small, super sharp image without having to resort to any bayer 'tricks'.

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