32mg per image in Raw on XE-2?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: 32mg per image in Raw on XE-2?

nixda wrote:

Georgyboy wrote:

Last week I used a demo XE-2 body with 3 new lenses, 35, 60 and 55-200. I shot 650 images in RAW and all my images when viewed in Bridge CC are 32mg. I thought the XE-2 was a 16mg camera, how is this possible? I turned off sharpening and noise reduction, only turned on Camera Shake. Waiting for my new XT-1 and 14 and 23mm lenses. Can't wait. Finally I took the plunge and traded in 35lbs of Canon gear.

Are you talking about megapixels or megabytes? Megapixels does not equal megabytes. FWIW, the X-E1 images are 26.1 MB, but these data are only 12 bit. The X-E2 writes 14-bit data, thus the larger size of the raw files.

I was surprised as well as it is getting close to the D800 raw files when shot with full compression at 12 bit.

Fuji doesn't appear to use any compression for its raw files.

Plus no option to downscale to 12-bit files on output.

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