|Nikon Coolpix 5000 Firmware
1.7- RAW Update 3 - 3-NOV-2002
The thumnails below are crops at 100% out of the original
When you click on them you will see 300% enlargements.
The histograms are RGB histgrams of the complete image.
The camera captures a larger dynamic range than what you end up
seeing in the final jpeg image. So while the JPEG shot at 0EV may
have blown highlights, the camera may actually have captured highlight
detail. It just got thrown away by the "characteristic
curve" defined by Nikon and your settings. So the RAW image
shot at 0EV can still be converted to -0.3 EV afterwards on your
computer, creating the equivalent of JPEG shot at -0.3 EV at the
scene. The histogram is actually better and there is less noise
and no JPEG artifacts (the JPEG artifacts you see on the crops are
due to the fact that I converted them to JPEG so you can see them
in your browser).