Just for the heck of it, I did a series of shots at an event yesterday with my Fuji X30 using the JPEG setting, although I usually use raw. I was frustrated processing them. They turned out okay, but I couldn't fine tune them the way I've been used to doing with raw files. Raw isn't necessary, of course, but neither is a $1,000 camera. It's just a matter of preference, and my preference will stay with raw.