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Since my other answer (while popular) is not really an answer to the question, I'll go ahead and post the right answer. If your camera shoots in DNG 'natively', then I would go ahead and go with DNG, because it's what the manufacturer adopted as its 'raw' format. It will contain every bit of information the camera can produce. I believe that this is what ...


Whether there is any benefit of shooting in the proprietary format depends on the particular implementation of the two raw formats by the manufacturer. For example, is the DNG format storing the same metadata? Is it using lossless compression? If the files give identical results and contain identical metadata, then it might be beneficial (more future proof) ...


Note: For your particular case where your camera actually shoots in DNG there's no reason not to use it as that IS the RAW format of your camera anyway. Note the definition of DNG is Digital Negative (DNG): an open lossless raw image format. That is, DNG is also a RAW format. While there're very strong arguments about DNG VS RAW let me summarize a couple of ...


One of the benefits of the DNG file is the size. They are around 15-20% smaller in file size than PEF files without any loss of quality. Also, with the DNG format the XMP data is included in the DNG file, so you don’t have to worry about the XMP data getting separated from the original DNG.So in that case there is a huge benefit in terms of organization ...

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