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Oct 26, 2007, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin Mako Hill)

"I was excited to find CHDK recently. In a nutshell, it is a free software firmware add-on for certain Canon digital cameras. I couldn't help but notice that the top item on the CHDK feature list is the ability to shoot RAW.

"RAW is a sensor specific set of formats for digital cameras that, in many situations (but not all) boils down to a set of minimally processed readings off the sensor in the camera. RAW data is usually uncompressed. While RAW files are not usable without processing--they're like negatives in that regard--I am told that professionals and most serious amateurs swear by them..."

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