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Will the G10 be better for RAW processing alone?

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Sep 06, 2008 12:20 |  #1

The G9 uses ZoomBrowser to convert G9 RAW files, but from what I'm reading, the G10 will be able to use DPP.

Can you guys explain what DPP will do for me VS ZoomBrowser; and would the G10 be the better camera for the DPP capability?

I like the G9's 35-210 lens VS 28-104 on the G10, but if the DPP is really superior, and I can do better processing with DPP, I might upgrade to the G10.

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Sep 06, 2008 13:04 |  #2

When I got my G9 I was very dissapointed that it was not supported in DPP, particularly as I find Zoombrowser not that "good" (for me anyway). Having said that, I invested in a copy of Elements 6 and find that very good for sorting /viewing and RAW conversion, so I wouldn't let the software be the feature that drives your camera choice.

There is also always the chance that DPP will support G9 files once the G10 is included, but if not I'll be happy to stay with Elements :)


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Sep 07, 2008 16:07 |  #3

Adobe's ACR (properly set up and calibrated) outdoes Canons RAW converters.
There is a considerable learning curve, but it's worth it for the control and options you get.

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Sep 07, 2008 20:51 |  #4

No one can't tell it's better or not since it is not out yet! Better wait for the news then try it out on both converter!

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Sep 08, 2008 04:27 |  #5

Hi Marc;

Your choice of camera should NOT be influenced by the RAW editing options available to different models!

RAW Image Task in ZoomBrowser does a perfectly good job for the G9. DPP (for the G10 - supposedly!) simply has more bells & whistles, such as Curves Control... But, as you have seen in responses to your other posts, there are also alternatives to DPP. Adobe's ACR which comes with PhotoShop (& Elements) is a very good alternative to DPP - some will say it's better - it's all a matter of practice and personal opinion...

On the other hand, deciding between the G9 & the G10 is a whole different ball game - mainly due to the significantly different zoom range on offer. Your decision as to which body to buy should be made on the strength of what you intend to shoot... If you think that the 28mm wide-angle (against 35mm) is a better option for you then the G10 is the way forward, but the quid pro-quo to that is a large reduction in maximum zoom from 210 on the G9 to 140 on the G10!

Also, FWIW, I would largely IGNORE the increase in Mp size (12 to 14). It is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to have any impact on Image Quality, and may even result in a degredation of IQ over the G9 !

Just my two cents worth...



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