Originally Posted by captiva
I like the tiger, too - I can see the difference in the Cheetah and Tiggy shot. The Cheetah shot (which is good) almost looks like you took with 400 speed film vs. professional grade film for the Tiger. I know that's a stupid way to describe the difference in a digital photo, but there is a quality difference in the two. I don't quite understand how the feature works that you were describing, but it works! Great shots!
I know...there is a huge difference. Basically instead of letting the camera control all the settings.....I shoot in RAW which allows the camera to capture all the details of the image and allows me to adjust for exposure in Photoshop without any degradation of the image at all. It's hard to explain....but yesterday at the zoo, I decided to give it a try and I loved the results. It gives me much more control over how the image looks in the end. I think I'm going to always shoot in the RAW from now on!
Oh and I had read a bunch of articles on camera features while I was shopping and this was one of the features I wanted. (ability to shoot RAW) It's kinda hard to explain how exactly it works in technical terms....but it works.