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In a nutshell: smaller "raw" files aggregate the sensor values within blocks of pixels. For instance, Canon's RAW format conveys information about individual "sensels." Each sensel (or "photosite") responds to a restricted range of frequencies (termed red, green, and blue). Each one of these, when later "developed," will be located at a single pixel site ...


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Douglas Kerr gives a masterful and largely non-mathematical summary at The Canon sRaw and mRaw Output Formats . The situation is complicated and not perfectly understood, but much has been deduced by reverse engineering. Evidently sRaw is a 2 x 2 aggregation but with some chrominance subsampling; mRaw is likely a bona fide resampling (involving local ...


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Neither solution is acceptable in my opinion, especially for something as important as a wedding. Large hard drives are cheap and spare compact flash cards are not terribly expensive, so I would just get more storage and shoot raw. If computer processing power is your limiting factor - that can be a little more expensive. Even so, a decent PC ...


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You say 'I just want to know if I've overlooked something'. It is possible you have overlooked the fact that your needs and goals will change over time. As time passes your photos will acquire an additional emotional and nostalgic value. And this value increases with the years. You will then see your photographic imagery in a whole new way that will ...


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You may be able to sacrifice a bunch of pixels before your final rendering of the image, especially if you're just going to display the image on the web. However, by choosing a smaller filesize in camera, you lose control over how those pixels are lost. There are many different ways to downscale an image (this question shows several); each has its own set of ...


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It's theoretically possible to do so but I doubt any software implements this currently. Why? mRAW and sRAW are both ways to compress images that attempt to preserve as much if the editing latitude as possible. If you've decided a group of images aren't worth preserving in RAW but you have processed them then JPEG is a much better space saving strategy ...


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Lots of other good opinions and answers have been provided here already. I am going to offer a bit of a different flavor then some of the others though. I have heard from many other professional wedding photographers that the image size of the current best of generation DSLR's is simply too large to handle. Many of the opinions here may be of people who ...


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Shooting a wedding (or any once-in-a-lifetime paid job) in jpeg or sraw is totally unprofessional, it's like getting to a wedding with just the cheapest rebel and the kit lens. When someone pay you to shoot a wedding that someone trust you have the necessary equipment and skill to do the job - so get the necessary equipment. Especially when hard drives, CF ...


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sRAW should not be used to shoot weddings professionally. There's no point in spending money on high-end gear, only to hobble the output so severely. Nor is it a good idea to shoot weddings, which commonly feature so many whites and blacks (and sometimes in strong lighting), as JPEGs. JPEGs are severely limited in dynamic range due to the fact that it is ...



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