I am downright impressed.....with the X-E1!

Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 36,557
Don't go by the bits that way...

the RAW has files that are linearly stored while the JPEG is a non linear conversion varying in blocks of 8x8 (I think it was).  This means that the 8-bit value is actually weighted vs a base, giving it much more range that an linear 8bits of data may suggest.

Ask yourself this: what format are people sharing images on when they see a raw conversion that they go like "ooh and aaah" here on the screens? JPEG.

So the format can handle it. Of course, if you need to do post processing, then yes, you want more data.

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