I'm using an A650. Originally, I didn't like taking the raw files from the camera and converting them with dng4ps and stuff like that, because getting the right colors out of it depended on how well dng4ps understood the color qualities of your specific camera. In my personal experience, a few photos taken in the backyard with the pool in the shot was enough to convince me to stick with JPG.
So, now CHDK can make DNG files on its own and so I have some questions:
1. Is the quality of the internal DNG conversion still subject to CHDK's understanding of my camera? Or since it is done on the camera itself, is it somehow a more accurate, possibly perfect conversion?
2. On the Adobe Camera RAW import screen (when opening a DNG in Photoshop), for the white balance settings, does "As Shot" actually have meaning now? In other words, can I open a DNG in Photoshop and have the same white balance applied to the image that the camera would have used on a JPG?
3. I've done a few quick preliminary tests already. At a glance, the DNGs do look more pleasing than the JPGs, but they also appear more saturated. I remember something like this when I tried the dng4ps a year or so ago. So is this just more of the same?
4. To use the DNG conversion, I had to generate the badpixels.bin file using the script. Other than "run the script" there are very little instructions or explanations on this process. Does it matter what my camera is pointing at during this? Is it supposed to be a dark frame? Should I have it in a dark room?