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Even if the Raw files could be processed to look identical to the JPEGs, this is really only half the story. The JPEGs are great IF you've got a perfect image in camera and IF Fuji's in-cam conversion suits your needs. The Raw still offers post-shoot WB control, highlight headroom, etc, etc. So assuming a good conversion can be had (which C1P proves is possible), I'd much rather have the Raws than the SOOC JPEGs.
Exactly! I don't understand why people are so obsessed with comparing RAWs to JPGs when it comes to Fuji.
Yes, they did a great job on the in-camera JPG processor. No, it's not the same as editing a RAW file via 3rd party software.
To be honest, I have no clue how decent any of my previous camera's JPGs were because I never have or will shoot SOOC JPG.
The Reason? Flexibility. Isn't this the main reason for RAWs in the first place?
If JPGs were capable of doing what I need, then I would never think twice about shooting them, but they don't.
The reality is, when you're shooting fast moving, interactive work, the last thing I want to think about is my white balance.
The less I have to think about technical setting, the more I can focus on composition, lighting, and capturing that one perfect image.
C1's conversion of X-Trans RAWs is a huge improvement over anything else I've used to date and will support them until other companies are wiling to put quality first, and connivence second.
Sure it might be a hassle for programmers to figure out, but we live in an era of unheard of technological progression on almost all fronts.
I'm pretty confident the X-Trans sensor isn't some sort of uncrackable enigma, it's just gonna take more work and time.