12-Bit vs. 14-Bit RAW


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Nov 12, 2010
I alwas figured the differences would take extreme scenarios to be visible, but I didn't expect it to require such extreme exposures.


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Nov 11, 2011
Milwaukee, WI USA
Had you asked the same question just a few years back, the difference would be much greater.

I remember when I went from one Pentax with 12 bit to another using 14 bit, it's not that the final result was THAT much different...... but getting the right finished result was easier.

To a much lesser degree, as sensors keep getting better, I find similar results between using raw vs. jpeg. Not that the results are identical...... but the differences between the 2 keep getting made more and more negligible.

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