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The website dxomark.com is now live and claims to give objective RAW‐based image quality data for a fair analysis. Available as a free online resource, dxomark.com assess the intrinsic quality of a camera before the impact of any RAW conversion.
"There are many valuable resources reviewing the image quality of digital cameras, but none of them consider the actual RAW signal straight from the camera sensor," explains Nicolas Touchard, Vice President of Marketing, DxO Labs Image Quality Evaluation business. "Demanding photographers who shoot in RAW should only care about the genuine quality of the RAW image, yet until now they have had to rely on measures based on converted RAW images, obviously biased by the processing applied to them, whether embedded or performed offline with a software RAW converter."