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| p.1 #5 · Why don't DSLRs output TIFFs? |
Huge file sizes with corresponding hits to memory card capacity, processing speed, and battery life? Interpolating the RGB color data from a color-filtered monochrome sensor basically triples (even more when going from a 12 or 14 bit RAW capture to a 16 bit TIFF) the amount of bits the camera needs to push around, while adding no "real" information. What camera companies should do is (a) support standardized RAW formats (e.g. DNG), and (b) work with photo software companies (Adobe, Apple, etc.) to generate camera-specific profiles/interpretation for their RAW files that preserve the distinctive look of their in-camera JPEG processing.