This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
Chris59 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,437

sleepwalker400 wrote:

That is not always true, depends on the cameras on board processing but I suppose on average it is better. ALTHOUGH MARGINALLY

I accept that on the whole the improvement is minor, but why shouldn't we get the best image quality our cameras can capture?

The on board JPEG processor does do a good job, but it is  designed primarily to be very fast and very economical in terms of electrical power, not to produce the best image possible.  Although a good on board processor may come close to a post processing JPEG program when no adjustments are necessary, if/when any image adjustments are required, it's a "no contest".

Also, shooting RAW allows one to go back to old images and improve them with upgrades to RAW processing as they become available.  Try removing chromatic aberrations or distortion from a JPEG.

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