Why shooting in Raw is important? JPEG Vs RAW

A RAW file is uncompressed image with all the details it captures directly whereas JPEG is a compressed formatted picture that might look as good as RAW on camera LCD however it is of low quality (Because its compressed to small size). That is the main reason for SLR to have a file in RAW format. There are many point and shoot digital cameras that are offering RAW format too, consider buying them because it will help you al-lot for post production.

You can edit your picture magically if you have RAW file in your computer.


List of Point and shoot Digital Cameras offering RAW

Compact Cameras

  • Nikon Coolpix P7100
  • Fujifilm FinePix F600
  • EXR Olympus XZ-1
  • Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
  • Leica D-LUX 5
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
  • Samsung TL500 (EX1)
  • Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
  • Casio Exilim EX-FH100
  • Casio Exilim EX-FH25
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • Canon PowerShot G11
  • Ricoh GR Digital III
  • Leica D-LUX 4
  • Ricoh GR Digital II

High End Compact Digital Cameras

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
  • FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR (FinePix HS22 EXR)
  • Kodak EasyShare Z990 (EasyShare Max)
  • Leica V-Lux 2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 (Lumix DMC-FZ45)
  • Samsung HZ50W (WB5500)
  • Kodak EasyShare Z981
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38)
  • Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Large Sensor Compact Digital Cameras


  • Sigma DP2x
  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • Sigma DP2s
  • Sigma DP1x
  • Sigma DP1s
  • Leica X1
  • Sigma DP2