If you are new to photography, you have probably heard over and over the importance of shooting raw over JPEG, but you might not have heard why this advice is repeated so much. This excellent video discusses the advantages of raw over JPEG and shows some illustrative examples to prove the point.
Coming to you from David Manning, this helpful video shows why you should consider shooting in raw format instead of JPEG for better file quality and stronger editing capabilities. The advantages of JPEG back in the day were mostly the ability to save hard drive and memory card space, but as storage prices have plummeted, that is much less of a valid reason nowadays. Today, the real reason to shoot in JPEG is if you are in a situation that requires ultra-fast delivery (photojournalists, for example) or if you are using some sort of built-in preset, like Fujifilm's popular film simulations (though those can be applied to a raw file as well). Otherwise, a raw file will give you far more data and far more control and latitude in the editing process, and that will result in higher-quality images — often noticeable so. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Manning.