CDJM

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CDJM: Raw capture on phones like the iPhone 11 or Pixel series seems decreasingly useful given that these systems are extremely dependent on in-phone extremely advanced computational processing to produce good images. A raw capture throws all of this ‘magic’ away and leaves you with a mediocre tiny sensor image.

I think your concept of what these cameras are doing with computational photography (versus raw) is perhaps based on past years. The default mode on an iPhone 11 or Pixel 3 is a sophisticated form of multi-exposure HDR - to deal with the fact that these sensors have a maximum scene dynamic range of about 8 to less than 10 stops at base iso, rapidly degrading beyond that. Without the compositing, raw files are exceptionally limited in range unless at or near sunny 16 conditions. The compositing retains detail and dynamic range while controlling noise far beyond the native capabilities of the lens and sensor from a single image.

I fully agree and understand that the phone designers opinionated processing may not at all agree with the artist.

What would be fantastic is a 10-plus bit ‘stacked raw’ which has the result of compositing so you have reasonable dynamic range and color accuracy to work with. I believe Huawei offers this already.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:33 UTC

Raw capture on phones like the iPhone 11 or Pixel series seems decreasingly useful given that these systems are extremely dependent on in-phone extremely advanced computational processing to produce good images. A raw capture throws all of this ‘magic’ away and leaves you with a mediocre tiny sensor image.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 00:24 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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