I just purchased a Nokia Lumia 1020, the Windows Phone/camera with the 41 MP sensor. It appears that Nokia is about to make a SW upgrade in a few weeks that will support using DNG for the hi res images. They are now stored as JPEG's. If this happens I will have to brush up on my Photoshop skills, as I have never used DNG as I am very happy with NEF on my Nikon Cameras.
Tue 31-Dec-13 05:19 AM | edited Tue 31-Dec-13 06:33 AM by robsb
See other post on DNG, but the high res jpeg versions are excellent. While my own DNG files would not open in PS,( may have trashed them in transfer) I just tried some sample DNG's from a 1020 on DP review and they opened without problem in ACR 8.3 which includes the 1020 in its list of supported cameras and I was able to manipulate the images. Remember when a Nokia 1020 is set to capture DNG files the other option is to capture hires JPEG's, it makes a 36 MP DNG file and a 5 MP Jpeg. All I can say is that I thought the images from my Nokia 920 were pretty good, but DNG files from the 1020 are amazing. I think I have found the perfect travel combo, my D700 and the Nokia 1020. I bought mine off contract for $350 and got the camera grip which not only includes a bigger shutter button and a grip, but has an extra battery and tripod socket. I have also found that the weighted grip allows me to stand the Nokia 1020 upright or on its side and it won't fall over- useful when you have no tripod. Some aps allow you to control the camera by voice. The OLED screen is big and bright and the stabilized ZEISS lens is pretty amazing
There is no difference in processing NEFs or DNGs in Photoshop. DNG files are smaller because, I think, they do not include an internal JPG. I'd be interested to find out if anyone has a differnt opinion.
DNGs and NEFs are structured more or less the same. DNG's have more options available, though. They do include an internal preview, and you can vary the size of it depending on your needs. You can also have lossless or lossy compression, and you can even vary the dimensions of the image (pixel size) if you wish. I often do the latter when I want to e-mail someone a D800e raw file and need a smaller size. The combination of reduced pixel dimensions and lossy compression can dramatically lower the size of the file while preserving good quality and the full set of raw edits.
Tue 31-Dec-13 05:16 AM | edited Tue 31-Dec-13 06:35 AM by robsb
Rick Nokia finally released the DNG format for the Nokia 1020 and I moved the DNG files to my desktop but for some reason CS6 does not recognize it as a valid file format when I double click the file. It tries to open in Photoshop and then gives me the error. I need to shoot some more images and try again. The 5 mp files open ok. Any ideas? I think I some how corrupted the files on transfer as Sample Nokia DNG files open just fine.