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A 3-Minute Explanation of Bit Depth in Digital Photography


Don’t know what it means when one camera shoots 8-bit photos while another one shoots 10-bit? Here’s a helpful primer by ZY Productions that will bring you up to speed on the basics of bit depth in less than 3 minutes.

If this video piques your interest in the subject, here’s a 5,648-word article on the subject that’s way more in depth — it covers both what bit depth is and practical considerations for cameras, editing, and printing.

(via ZY Productions via Fstoppers)