Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/02

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Subject: [Leica] M8 DNG vs DMR DNG
From: telyt at (David Young)
Date: Thu Nov 2 15:02:51 2006
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Eric Korenman wrote

>If the M8 and DMR produce very similar resolution files, why does the DMR
>produce a 20mb DNG file and the M8 only 10mb?
>BTW - Leica, if you are listening, I am ready to order my R10 22MP FF
>I've got a check for $5K right here.


Actually, the DMR produces a 19.5mb file, the M8 a 10.5mb file.  The 
difference is loss-less compression applied by an ASIC (application 
specific IC) in the M8.  ASIC's are much faster than 
firmware.  Sadly, that also means such compression cannot be 
retrofitted to the DMR. :-(

As for the 22MP, FF, R10... well...


David Young,
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