12 bit compressed NEF vs. JPEG

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jerry Jongerius Regular Member • Posts: 311
Re: Anyone? Theoretical max DR from a Jpeg

Jack,

You are right to question rplst8's claims.

There are too many self-proclaimed experts on the Internet that make wild claims about Dynamic range in JPEG vs NEF (like rplst8, who must be a KR disciple) -- based upon how they think (or read that) Nikon JPEG works vs. how Nikon JPEG actually works.

The bottom line: There is significantly more information in a NEF vs. a JPEG.

And here is the proof to back up that statement: http://www.nx101.com/12vs14.html (where an OOC photo is essentially black, but a recognizable photo is recovered from the NEF).

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