There are many camera manufacturers who advertise their cameras as being capable of shooting raw. Whilst this is true, in part, it's not the whole truth. AXIOM cameras have always been developed with giving their users the ability to shoot Real RAW in mind. So, what's the difference?
'Real RAW' is the actual, unmodified, non-compromised data which has been captured with a camera's sensor. 'Synthetic raw', if you like, is where the camera manufacturer applies numerous modifications to the data captured by a sensor before it reaches the storage medium. These include:
In essence, and because all image compensations and modifications can be more accurately and comprehensively applied in post-production, users should have the freedom to determine how data is modified themselves. All current raw shooting (synthetic raw) cameras provide users with what the manufacturer thinks is good, and therefore, the modifications applied to data are impossible to 'work back' from.