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RAW vs JPEG noise comparison

A quick comparison of noise levels in RAW vs JPEG at ISO1600 on the 450D. RAW file given a bit of NR and sharpening in Bridge is a bit less noisy than the in-camera JPEG, but you could apply the same NR to the JPEG anyway.

 

I will still continue to shoot RAW for the other benefits, but I can't see any advantage of shooting RAW as far as noise levels go for well exposed photos at high ISO.

 

Edit: Seems Flickr doesn't save the original file size, so you can see that here: static1.davidkennardphotography.com/wp-uploads/RAW-vs-JPE...

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Taken on July 6, 2011