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Given that the camera offers RAWto JPEG, why can’t it offer RAW to 16-bit TIF and in a wide gamut color space? Even better, allow the camera to be plugged into a computer and to use it as a compute engine for processing raw files with the full sophistication of the onboard algorithms.
The camera offers only 1/3 stop Push/Pull options (no 1/2 stop or 3/4 stop). While that doesn’t sound like much, it really does matter with some images; I regularly tweak my images in ACR by 1/10 stop and sometimes less as this can effect the overal feel of the image significantly. When the whole goal is baking a JPEG to avoid post-processing, it ought to be possible to get it right.
The X-Pro2 regularly produces green-tinted images, but its tint adjustment (WB Shift) is too coarse (too large steps), which means an image will have either a magenta or green tint in some cases—not neutral.
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