I will write straightforwardly because I am so frustrated and angry with the behavior of your software.
I hope I will find here the same colleagues who are frustrated with an idiotic decision of the DxO crew to force disable the support of Sony’s compressed M and S RAW despite they support full-sized lossless.
I have already talked with the support, but got a ridiculous answer which sounds like a kindergarten or from the religious sect “this is not a real RAW” (I wonder what our Japanese friends think on this) and “CaptureOne doesn’t do that precise processing like us”. At least CaptureOne does the processing, and if C1 could also offer that good noise removal, then DxO wouldn’t be needed at all! Probably yes, something is not as good as DxO did, but I can edit the photo, edit the photo, and post it to Instagram/Flickr! Meanwhile, all that DxO does “this image cannot be processed”! I don’t care about some phantom precision your staff talk about if I can’t get anything at all!
Explaining you a situation - you are in Austria, in the middle of Styria, mountains and forests, you took 2 memory cards - 256 and 128GB. Racing weekend goes well, lot’s of great opportunities for photos… and you are starting to be running out of memory… You have two options: keep shooting like it is, or, oh, thank you unknown Sony engineer, let’s use RAW lossless compression. 14mp also would be enough since 300mm is enough from my position… I thought it could be not a problem! 500 shots left remaining, absolutely happy went home before I didn’t open DxO… Because it’s better to shoot “unreal raw” rather than shoot nothing! But no, DxO crew appeared to have some idiotic vision on things, meanwhile, what Adobe and C1 does, DxO can’t! Why do you destroy all the great job you have done with a minor stupidity?
Sony guys are more clever than you and introduced compression of the RAWs. I am on the Sony system since 2014, I have baked thousands of RAWs from A7II, A7RIII, and I have got A7 IV now. Every time I tried to compare I found no real-world difference between them.
It’s the same with the new lossless RAW. And since I have a master’s in telecommunications, I don’t really understand from your perspective what’s the problem to work with the compressed data! It sounds like an idiotic phanatism, like the people who shoot with Fujifilm S5 Pro and nothing different.
Do you damage the data if make the zip??? Was the image resultion redused by camera hardware-software? yes? Was it reduced in photoshop? No! From my perspective you must not care at all what happens on the side before writing the ARW file on the memory card. Real, unreal, Sony (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, even Leica, whatever) decided, then you must work with this.
If we think in the same way, then you must not support in general A7S III at all, because it does internal downsampling from the Quad Bayer sensor…
This is not an exact data from all 48mp sensor physically has, yes?
DxO crew, how do you think, is it better to take photo and have some data lost that in 98% case won’t make any difference , or not to take the picture at all? Do you want to say Sony engineers are idiots?
I call you to remove this artificial limitation on image processing because there are different use cases and not all the photos are done in the studio where everything goes as expected. Please give us a tool that can handle everything and on which we can rely.
I have left with a choice - wain until miracle happens and you fix this or to process it in C1, yes, with way more noise, but already post it to my blog and get excitement from the people. Ugh.
No best regards or liebe grüße for now. Fix this nonsense then I will love you again.
“sega does what nintendon’t”