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    Originally posted by Fundee


    everybody ????
    including you ??????
    Nope, I prefer to stay in the REAL world.

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    Originally posted by Kit


    Nope, I prefer to stay in the REAL world.
    real world ????...where.???? when.????

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    Originally posted by Fundee


    real world ????...where.???? when.????
    Here...... now. Realistic reasonable expectations. Something many people struggle to come to terms with.

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    Originally posted by Kit


    Here...... now. Realistic reasonable expectations. Something many people struggle to come to terms with.
    need to struggle ??????..wow !!!

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    Originally posted by Fundee


    need to struggle ??????..wow !!!
    Amazing isn't it? Such a simple concept and yet people struggled with it. Hang on.......... am I talking to one of them?

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    Raw mode is Raw.. You cannot select the resolution when you shoot Raw. It only records 6mp of data. You choose the resolution when you convert it on you PC.

    Raw Files are about 12.5mb each
    3024x2016 = 6096384 pixels
    6096384 x 16bits = 97542144bits
    97542144bits / 8 /1024 /1024 = 11.63mb
    Add in the Camera info and a Jpg and you got your 12.5mb file.
    As you can see the Raw data is just that 6mp of raw data!

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    Originally posted by Fundee
    me using s2..the only thing that i not quite like is why the 2 battery system...izzit no time for R&D ?????....raw mode only with 12 mgpixel not 6....other than that all ok.....nice colour, with custom setting...i dunno what is the limit, there's so many thing to try....if only this camera can do without the 1.5 multiplier and a better focussing module like the F5.....

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    In terms of handling, I find the s2 a bit weird in shape(not insulting it ). I heard that there's no battery grip made for it but you can make on urself from a grip of other model. Is that right?
    Canon Lover :)

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    Originally posted by Klause
    In terms of handling, I find the s2 a bit weird in shape(not insulting it ). I heard that there's no battery grip made for it but you can make on urself from a grip of other model. Is that right?
    Actually, someone did modified an MB-16 to fit the S2 but the MB-16 doesn't come with any vertical controls, so there you go. Horizontal wise, the S2 is tall enough to provide a comfortable grip, at least for me.

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    Originally posted by Bedpan
    Raw Files are about 12.5mb each
    3024x2016 = 6096384 pixels
    6096384 x 16bits = 97542144bits
    97542144bits / 8 /1024 /1024 = 11.63mb
    Add in the Camera info and a Jpg and you got your 12.5mb file.
    As you can see the Raw data is just that 6mp of raw data!
    Very, very fancy maths. I'm impressed, someone must have bought you a calculator for Christmas that you opened early

    Seriously though, the only problem with your maths is that it's a lovely case of getting the formula to fit the result. Last I heard, the Fuji, and all other digital cameras, have slightly more than 16 bits in total, since they have at least 8 bits per channel. If I'm not wrong the Fuji records 12 per channel in RAW, meaning an RGB output of 36 bits, not 16. Which leaves your mathematical formula just slightly in need of recomputing

    In fact, your formula actually IS right. But not for RAW files, but for TIFF files. Bearing in mind that they record as either 8 bits per channel (in which case, substitute 24 for your 16) or 16 bits per channel (sub 48 for 16).

    RAW files depend largely on how the camera manufacturers decide to organise data, but involves the raw information from the CCDs without any processing.

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    The RAW files are 16bits per pixel... only 12bits of used data, 4 bits of padding are included for each pixel. In Raw each pixel is only a single colour. During conversion these extra bits are dumped and the pixel colour is extrapolated using the surrounding colour.. This is also why comparable 6mp camera Raw files are smaller (d100, d60); They only save the 12bit data without the padding.

    At least this is how I understand it from the Designer of Qimage, SharpRaw, and Bibble. Apparently it made it easier for them to make the conversion software as data is easier to break in 2 byte blocks as compared to 12 bit blocks...


    Originally posted by Jed


    Very, very fancy maths. I'm impressed, someone must have bought you a calculator for Christmas that you opened early

    Seriously though, the only problem with your maths is that it's a lovely case of getting the formula to fit the result. Last I heard, the Fuji, and all other digital cameras, have slightly more than 16 bits in total, since they have at least 8 bits per channel. If I'm not wrong the Fuji records 12 per channel in RAW, meaning an RGB output of 36 bits, not 16. Which leaves your mathematical formula just slightly in need of recomputing

    In fact, your formula actually IS right. But not for RAW files, but for TIFF files. Bearing in mind that they record as either 8 bits per channel (in which case, substitute 24 for your 16) or 16 bits per channel (sub 48 for 16).

    RAW files depend largely on how the camera manufacturers decide to organise data, but involves the raw information from the CCDs without any processing.

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    Originally posted by Bedpan
    The RAW files are 16bits per pixel... only 12bits of used data, 4 bits of padding are included for each pixel. In Raw each pixel is only a single colour. During conversion these extra bits are dumped and the pixel colour is extrapolated using the surrounding colour.. This is also why comparable 6mp camera Raw files are smaller (d100, d60); They only save the 12bit data without the padding.

    At least this is how I understand it from the Designer of Qimage, SharpRaw, and Bibble. Apparently it made it easier for them to make the conversion software as data is easier to break in 2 byte blocks as compared to 12 bit blocks...


    So the RAW data is before Bayer filtering, thus straight from the CCD, and the RAW image viewer has to apply the Bayer filtering, and that's why RAW files from different camera manufacturers are not compatible, am I right?

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    Originally posted by roygoh


    So the RAW data is before Bayer filtering, thus straight from the CCD, and the RAW image viewer has to apply the Bayer filtering, and that's why RAW files from different camera manufacturers are not compatible, am I right?

    Thanks.

    ROy

    AFAIU, the RAW data is after the filtering and anti-aliasing filter, but before the interpolation that creates the resultant image. By right it should be smaller than the TIFF it creates, right? The RAW convertor will then do the necessary interpolation, exposure compensation, white balancing, sharpening etc which is normally done in-camera.

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    The Raw format is differnt from Camera to Camera, but the premise is the same for each. Each pixel is recorded as just a single colour. In the case of the S2 12bits of information is recorded per pixel (then padded with 4 extra bits). 12bits of data represents 4096 shades per colour, per pixel.

    During the Raw conversion all the colours are mixed together (extrapolated) to produce a usable image. In the case of an S2 you can choose to produce a 16Bit Tiff file (which is actually 48bits per pixel). So not only is Bayer colour interpolation taking place, the software also extrapolates an extra 4bits per colour to produce the 16 bits.

    So in the end you get a 3024x2016 x 48 bits = 34mb Tiff File
    If you choose to produce 12MP (megapixel) Tiff you will get about a 72MB file..




    Originally posted by ckiang



    AFAIU, the RAW data is after the filtering and anti-aliasing filter, but before the interpolation that creates the resultant image. By right it should be smaller than the TIFF it creates, right? The RAW convertor will then do the necessary interpolation, exposure compensation, white balancing, sharpening etc which is normally done in-camera.

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    Originally posted by Bedpan
    Each pixel is recorded as just a single colour. In the case of the S2 12bits of information is recorded per pixel (then padded with 4 extra bits).
    You said that each 12-bits color pixel in RAW format is represented by 16 bits, due to 4 bits padding. In that case, the resultant file should not be smaller than the 48-bit TIFF.
    Is that true?

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    Ummmm.....

    RAW (in the case of the S2)
    Each pixel = 1 colour
    Each Pixel = 12bits actual data (16bits including padding)

    8 bit TIFF
    Each Pixel = 3 colours
    Each pixel = 8bits x 3 colours = 24bits per pixel

    16 bit TIFF
    Each Pixel = 3 colours
    Each pixel = 16bits x 3 colours = 48bits per pixel

    So in the case of 16 bit TIFF's vs. RAW, you can see each pixel in 16 bit TIFF contains 48bits, RAW is only 16bits (12bits actual data). So you can see the Tiff should be 3 times as large as the RAW. This will not be exact as each contains differnt headers and other embedded data...

    Hope this helps... Having a hard time explaining it :-)


    Originally posted by tsdh

    You said that each 12-bits color pixel in RAW format is represented by 16 bits, due to 4 bits padding. In that case, the resultant file should not be smaller than the 48-bit TIFF.
    Is that true?

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    Originally posted by Bedpan
    Ummmm.....

    RAW (in the case of the S2)
    Each pixel = 1 colour
    Each Pixel = 12bits actual data (16bits including padding)

    8 bit TIFF
    Each Pixel = 3 colours
    Each pixel = 8bits x 3 colours = 24bits per pixel

    16 bit TIFF
    Each Pixel = 3 colours
    Each pixel = 16bits x 3 colours = 48bits per pixel

    So in the case of 16 bit TIFF's vs. RAW, you can see each pixel in 16 bit TIFF contains 48bits, RAW is only 16bits (12bits actual data). So you can see the Tiff should be 3 times as large as the RAW. This will not be exact as each contains differnt headers and other embedded data...
    Hope this helps... Having a hard time explaining it :-)
    OK, I know what you mean. I forgot the RGB filter on each pixel of the sensor.
    In 6MP CCD/CMOS sensor, there are 2MP of Red pixels, 2MP of Green pixels and 2MP of Blue pixels (assuming no fourth filter being deployed).
    So a 6MP digicam actually only record 2MP worth of composite data. (Except Foveon sensor, its 3MP sensor records 3MP composite data or equal to 9MP on other type of sensors)

    Use film, no Beyer interpolation, no trick, all pixels are composite

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    No Sigma SD9?

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    Originally posted by Goondu
    No Sigma SD9?
    How much is it? cos im making a poll for those $4k DSLRs

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    D60 seems to be winning...and i thot its suppost to be the least popular one, acording to dpreview forums...they prefered D100 and S2 Pro...

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    Originally posted by Galaa
    D60 seems to be winning...and i thot its suppost to be the least popular one, acording to dpreview forums...they prefered D100 and S2 Pro...
    maybe cos more ppl here use lenses of the Dark Side?

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