S1H Raw Format? In: Cameras Posted May 6, 2020 21 minutes ago, TheBoogieKnight said: II don't think this is true. You can't get more dynamic range from a 12 bit readout than 12 bits although you can get more *perceived* dynamic range if you start off with more bits and add dither. This is what happens in the audio industry (I worked/lectured in Music Tech for many years). But it actually reduces the true dynamic range, it's just that you can hear (or see in a camera) below the noise floor due to the dithering removing quantisation distortion. Cameras don't just read the sensor then dump the data straight to the cards, do they? Noise floor can be lowered by noise reduction.