DPR hands on preview. GR

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Andrewteee Senior Member • Posts: 2,698
Re: The One Real Concern Mentioned....

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Andrewteee wrote:

jimr wrote:

"Our early impressions of the image quality are that the JPEG engine is not doing as well as Nikon's in terms of getting the sensor's capability into a JPEG. We'll be testing the two cameras side-by-side in the coming weeks."

from Dpreview

I never shoot JPG except with cheap P&Ss. I always need and use the latitude of RAW.

No argument Andrew,

This is a valid user's choice.  But the way the words were being thrown about I think some new and potentially new users of the GR were getting the impression that the Ricoh jpg files captured were useless.  They are not, they are as good as any other jpg files in my opinion.

Because some choose to only use RAW files because of the extra latitude allowed is no problem, but implying that all users must use RAW (or presumably risk disaster) is not necessary.

Tom, that is true. For JPG shooters, most any camera today will do a fine job. But I simply do not believe a camera should be judged by its JPG engine, at least one like the GR.

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