If I dont plan on editing the image: Should I shoot in RAW or JPG?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
AltLens Regular Member • Posts: 107
In-camera, or not in-camera... That is the question.

Cameranoobie wrote:

Just curious, my NEX takes both but RAW is huge files and if i dont plan on editing, i would have to downsize it and save it as a jpeg anyways. Whens the best times to take RAW?

If you set any controls in your camera that effect the image such as color saturation, noise reduction, etc. (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong about this), I BELIEVE that none of those settings will show in a RAW image, as it is unaltered sensor data.  In JPEG it applies all those cutesy settings in-camera.  If you shoot RAW, then the image won't show any of those image 'upgrades'....  I think....

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