Hey everyone, I know the D80 is supposed to capture 12 bits of data per channel, but to my dismay I looked through the exif data of one of my RAW photos on irfanview, and it's saying the *original* file (untouched RAW, not a post-conversion jpeg or anything) has a bit depth of 24 bits per pixel, which obviously means (and also explicitly is shown in another part of the exif data list) 8 bits per channel. Am I missing something here? I should be getting 12 bits per channel and a total of 36 bits per pixel. I don't know of any in-camera settings that can lower that. Where are those missing 4-bits per channel? That's alot of information that's getting thrown away!