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  • […] Also, check out my comparison of RAW vs. JPEG on the X20. […]

  • Jerry says:

    Very nice overview of raw on the X20. I went from JPGs with my X10 to mostly raw with the X20 because I was getting better results.

    JPGs are still great but when you need that little extra–as you’ve shown–there’s a lot of latitude in the raw files.

    Beautiful backdrop for your demonstration as well.

  • Nick English says:

    Great comparison, but my own feelings are that for a pocketable P&S camera, with great lens and manual controls, the JPEGs are more than adequate. For more serious work I would still, and always use my 5D.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Nick, I tend to agree with you, but it’s nice to have the option for shooting RAW when you find yourself in front of an awesome subject and all you have is your little camera.

  • LionLamb says:

    Dan, Great review. I prefer shooting this travel camera in jpeg too. Still gaining its feeling though.
    I wonder what’s your C1 and C2 settings or what’s your advise?

  • Dan Bailey says:

    I think my X20 C1 and C2 settings are as follows: (C1) Program mode with Velvia film sim and (C2) Program mode with B/W red filter film sim.

  • […] JPEGs from this camera are, I’m eager to see what the RAW files look like. A few months ago, I did a test of how much more color information, latitude and sharpness could be wrangled out of the…, and I was pretty impressed. Seeing how that camera only has a 2/3″ sensor, I’m hoping […]

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.