Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Questions thread
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xpatUSA Senior Member • Posts: 8,325
Re: bit depth affects PRECISION, not dynamic range so much

RussellInCincinnati wrote:

szhorvat wrote: Most cameras can record the sensor data with at most 14 bits of resolution. This means that the ratio of the lowest and highest representable values is 2^14.

No, it just means that whatever the scene dynamic range might be, that range of brightnesses will be recorded in the raw file using no more than 8192 different numbers.

2^14 = 16,384d unsigned?

Your point was well made, though

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