12 vs 14 bits raw files

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OP plumberdp69 Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: 12 vs 14 bits raw files

beatboxa wrote:

My take: ignore electronic noise nowadays. Even though it exists barely and there are 2 distinct levels (ISO 100 & 800), exposure noise will be the dominant one and follows the same patterns of noise vs exposure. So the only time it matters is near ISO 800: if you are using ISO 400 but will be brightening by 1 stop, use ISO 800 instead for the least noise (because electronic noise is less at the higher ISO800, while photon noise is the same). But even then, the difference is tiny. And regarding bit depth, it's one of those specs that doesn't really matter much in practice.

Noted and many thanks once again! Can't wait for my Z6ii to arrive!

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