Did Nikon screw up?

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
SubPrime Senior Member • Posts: 1,238
Re: As someone who owns both the 5D3 and D800, I'd say no

michaeladawson wrote:

SubPrime wrote:

6. In terms of file size, the main advantage of the 5D3 is SRAW.

Perhaps.  But last I looked Canon does not have lossless compressed options.  Lossless compressed format on Nikon brings your file size down to a little of 50% of the original RAW file.  Canon's sRAW1 is a little under 50%.  Of course, sRAW2 is even smaller.  But sRAW is not fully RAW.  You lose a bit.]

Of course, but many weeding shooters will tell you that SRAW is a hugely practical when it comes to candids at the reception etc.  SRAW is not really a raw either, it's more of a TIFF that allows white balance manipulation.

I'd rather have Nikon's lossless compressed, which I use all the time, to Canon's sRAW.

Again, it depends on what your requirements are.  Losless compressed still produces a massive file and when you have to download 2000 of these and then PP them, it becomes impractical.

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