As shown with the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the sensor offers impressive exposure range in RAW, greatly exceeding what JPEG can handle. The Nikon D800E is similar in its behavior, offering very poor exposure latitude with JPEG, but excellent latitude with RAW (as well as far superior sharpness for RAW vs JPEG).
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